The Determinants of Physical Activity in Rural Women, Aged 20 to 44 Years, in Georgia
Family and Community Health
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.
Nazaruk, Dziyana, Stuart H. Tedders, Moya L. Alfonso, Robert L. Vogel.
"The Determinants of Physical Activity in Rural Women, Aged 20 to 44 Years, in Georgia."
Family and Community Health, 40 (1): 11-17.