The relationship between extrinsic motivation and the physical activity level among students in faculty of education UiTM, Section 17 Shah Alam

Azlan Ahmad Kamal, Mohd. Radzani Abdul Razak, Anas Rizal Abdul Rahim

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Some people realized about the importance of physical activity in maintaining health and wellness. This perception exists because there is a lot of efforts and studies done to improve people health and wellness through physical activity. In top of that, it is known that motivation is one of the main effects of the people participation in sports or physical activity. Therefore, whether intrinsic or extrinsic, many have agreed that motivation plays important role in determining physical activity level. Hence, this study will be conducted to determine the relationship between extrinsic motivations with the physical activity level. The researcher has randomly selected 172 students from Faculty of Education UiTM as a respondent of this study. The study was conducted using questionnaire based on the Exercise Motivation Inventory (EMI) and International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) which then been edited to fulfil the requirement of the study. This study is to examine the relationship between extrinsic motivations with the physical activity level. The results showed that there was significant relationship between extrinsic motivations with the physical activity level. The male respondent was found to have high level of physical activity better than female respondents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-19
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Social Sciences Research
Volume1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Extrinsic motivations
  • Physical activities
  • Physical activity level
  • University students

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The relationship between extrinsic motivation and the physical activity level among students in faculty of education UiTM, Section 17 Shah Alam. / Kamal, Azlan Ahmad; Abdul Razak, Mohd. Radzani; Rahim, Anas Rizal Abdul.

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