I examined the psychosocial factors motivating Australian women's physical activity. Generally, a focus on appearance enhancement failed to maintain physical activity over time and was associated with negative psychological indicators such as disordered eating, stress, anxiety and depression. Activity maintenance was best achieved by women with more diverse motivations regardless of their choice of activity type.
Field of Research
170106 - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology 100%
Socio Economic Objective
970117 - Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences 100%
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