Title

The Determinants of Physical Activity in Rural Women, Aged 20 to 44 Years, in Georgia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2017

Publication Title

Family and Community Health

DOI

10.1097/FCH.0000000000000134

ISSN

1550-5057

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.

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