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The Determinants of Physical Activity in Rural Women, Aged 20 to 44 Years, in Georgia
Family and Community Health
  • Dziyana Nazaruk, Georgia Southern University
  • Stuart H. Tedders, Georgia Southern University
  • Moya L. Alfonso, Georgia Southern Universtiy
  • Robert L. Vogel, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2017
DOI
10.1097/FCH.0000000000000134
Abstract

Physical activity rates in rural women are very low. The purpose of this study was to explore the determinants of physical activity in rural women aged 20 to 44 years. A survey was used to collect data on a cluster sample of 184 participants. This study was guided by Self-Determination Theory. Survey data suggest that the highest type of motivation was identified regulation, and husband's support had the strongest effect on physical activity. Findings suggest that a history of sports participation can lead to the formation of intrinsic motivation. The results will assist in developing effective physical activity interventions.

Citation Information
Dziyana Nazaruk, Stuart H. Tedders, Moya L. Alfonso and Robert L. Vogel. "The Determinants of Physical Activity in Rural Women, Aged 20 to 44 Years, in Georgia" Family and Community Health Vol. 40 Iss. 1 (2017) p. 11 - 17 ISSN: 1550-5057
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/moya_alfonso/280/