288 Perceptions of Exercise Motivation Among College Students and Administrators

Thursday, April 25, 2013: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Convention Center: 208B
NASPE/Research/Social Sciences
Speaker: Michael Watts, Johnson C Smith University, Charlotte, NC
Engagement in regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Understanding how different types of motivation contribute to exercise behavior is an important step in identifying ways to increase exercise among individuals. This study's purpose was to examine perceptions of exercise motivation among college students and administrators at a small southeastern private historically black college and university. This study found significant differences between males and females and their perception among exercise motivation.