Perceived variety, psychological needs satisfaction and exercise-related well-being
Methods: A convenience sample of community adults (N = 507) completed online surveys twice over a six-week period (N = 367).
Results: PVE was found to prospectively predict unique variance in indices of exercise-related well-being, in addition to that explained by perceived competence, relatedness and autonomy. Using exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic procedures, perceived variety was found to be empirically distinct from perceived competence, relatedness and autonomy.
Conclusion: Results from this work suggest that perceived variety holds potential for theoretical and applied advancements in understanding and predicting well-being in exercise settings.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: School of Kinesiology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 2: Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath, England 3: Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Canada 4: Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Publication date: September 2, 2014