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|Title:||Athletic Identity Mediates Between Exercise Motivation and Beneficial Outcomes||Contributor(s):||Schutte, Nicola (author) ; McNeil, Dominic (author)||Publication Date:||2015||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17576||Abstract:||This project investigated the relationships between exercise motivation, athletic identity, exercise frequency and subjective well-being by drawing on concepts from Self-Determination Theory and athletic identity research. The conceptual framework underlying the research suggested that athletic identity would provide a link between exercise motivation and exercise frequency and subjective well-being. Four hundred participants completed exercise motivation, athletic identity, exercise frequency, and well-being measures. Both higher external and intrinsic exercise motivation were associated with a higher level o f total athletic identity and greater frequency o f exercise. Higher intrinsic exercise motivation was associated with more positive affect and life satisfaction and higher external exercise motivation was associated with more negative affect. Total athletic identity, self-referent athletic identity and social-referent athletic identity mediated the relationships between exercise motivation, exercise frequency and well-being. These results support conceptual links between exercise motivation, athletic identity and well-being and lay the foundation for future research.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Journal of Sport Behavior, 38(2), p. 234-251||Publisher:||University of South Alabama||Place of Publication:||United States of America||ISSN:||0162-7341||Field of Research (FOR):||170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment||Socio-Economic Objective (SEO):||929999 Health not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 625|
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