Motivation to move: Physical activity among urban area residences / Siti Fadhilah Abdul Hamid … [et al.]

Abdul Hamid, Siti Fadhilah and Wan Norman, Wan Mohd Norsyam and Sariman, Mohd Hanifa and Mohd Pauzi, Muhammad Bakri (2020) Motivation to move: Physical activity among urban area residences / Siti Fadhilah Abdul Hamid … [et al.]. Gading Journal of Science and Technology, 3 (2). pp. 26-31. ISSN e-ISSN: 2637-0018

Abstract

Physical activity is one of the important parts of a healthy lifestyle. Everyone is encouraged to participate in some physical activities which are good for physical and mental health. For the urban community, active lifestyle has begun since they were aware of their health. As we knew, the number of places that can involve physical activities in an urban area are limited. Therefore, in order to do any physical activity individuals need to have a motivation in themselves to perform the physical activity. This study is designed to identify the motivation factor in performing physical activity in urban areas. The Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS) were used in this study. A total of 150 people (N= 150) from Bandar Utama Selangor that represents urban areas were selected through convenience sampling. The result of this study showed that the highest-ranking of the motivation factor level was a physical condition (M= 4.55, SD= 0.468) whereas the lowest was Others expectation (M= 2.54, SD=0.933). In conclusion, urban society involved in physical activity because of their intrinsic motivation, their self.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Email / ID Num.
Abdul Hamid, Siti Fadhilah
fadhilah_hamid@uitm.edu.my
Wan Norman, Wan Mohd Norsyam
UNSPECIFIED
Sariman, Mohd Hanifa
UNSPECIFIED
Mohd Pauzi, Muhammad Bakri
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Motivation
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > Urbanization. City and country
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > Urbanization. City and country > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal of Science and Technology
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal of Science and Technology (GADINGS&T)
ISSN: e-ISSN: 2637-0018
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 26-31
Keywords: Motivation, Physical activity, Urban area
Date: September 2020
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/45925
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