The correlation analysis between exercise dependence and exercise motivation
Menglong Li 1,2, Jingsong Nie 2, Yujia Ren 3
COMPUTER MODELLING & NEW TECHNOLOGIES 2014 18(12A) 513-516
1Physical Education Institute, Hunan University of Science and Technology, Xiangtan, 411201, China
2 Hunan Provinceial Research Institute of Education, Changsha 410001, China
3 Xiangtan Vocational Technical College, Xiangtan 411000, China
Purpose: Study the correlation between exercise motivation and exercise dependence behaviour for female university students’ involvement with extracurricular physical exercise. Method: Refers to domestic and overseas relevant literatures, employ the exercise dependence scale and exercise motivation scale, conduct a survey among 617 exercise-loving female university students. The result shows: positive correlation of exercise intensity and exercise dependence; the 2 dimensions appearance motivation and ability motivation included in the exercise motivation appeared to be correlative to exercise dependence, while other motivations appear to be uncorrelated to exercise dependence. Conclusion: the main reasons of female university students’ dependence on exercise are appearance motivation and ability motivation and other motivations are not the cause of their dependence, should start with the 2 motivations to prevent female university students from their dependence on exercise.