Pride and physical activity: Behavioural regulations as a motivational mechanism?
Design : This study used a cross-sectional design.
Methods : Young adults (N = 465; M age = 20.55; SDage = 1.75 years) completed self-report instruments of fitness-related pride, motivation and MVPA.
Results : Both authentic and hubristic fitness-related pride demonstrated a moderate positive relationship with MVPA, as well as positive associations to more autonomous regulations. Behavioural regulations mediated the relationship between both facets of pride and MVPA with specific indirect effects noted for identified regulation and intrinsic motivation.
Conclusion : Overall, these findings demonstrate the association between experiencing fitness-related pride and increased engagement in MVPA. The tenability of OIT was also demonstrated for offering insight into explaining the association between pride and physical activity engagement.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Behavioural Health Sciences Research Lab, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Department of Kinesiology, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada 2: Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Publication date: September 2, 2015