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dc.contributor.authorMeyer, N.
dc.contributor.authorBevan-Dye, A.L.
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-30T08:34:10Z
dc.date.available2015-10-30T08:34:10Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationMeyer, N., & Bevan-Dye, A.L. 2014. South African Generation Y students' motives for engaging in physical activity : physical activity and health. African journal for physical health education, recreation and dance (AJPHERD), 20(Supplement2:1):155-168. [http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajpherd]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1117-4315
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/14913
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine Generation Y students' level of physical activity and the motivation for participating in physical activity. Despite there being a great deal of published literature that provides evidence of the benefits of engaging in physical activity and its influence on reducing certain dreaded illnesses, physical activity amongst the Generation Y cohort (individuals born between 1986 and 2005) is declining worldwide. In South Africa, the Generation Y cohort constituted 38 percent of the country's population in 2013. Given the significant size of this cohort, their physical and mental wellbeing has important economic implications, not only for the country's health care system but also its current and future labour market. Given that participation in physical activity has proven health benefits, it is imperative that members of the significantly sized South Africa's Generation Y cohort be encouraged to engage in physical activity. However, designing social marketing campaigns to arouse members of this cohort's motives to engage in physical activity necessitates first understanding their motivation to participate in physical activity. The study, using a questionnaire designed to measure Generation Y students' motives for participating in physical activity, was carried out on a convenience sample of 450 students across three South African public higher education institutions' campuses located in the Gauteng province. Data analysis was conducted using one-tailed one-sample t-tests and Pearson's product-moment correlation analysis. The findings suggest that Generation Y students engage in light, moderate and vigorous levels of exercise and are highly motivated to engage in physical exercise.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://reference.sabinet.co.za/webx/access/electronic_journals/ajpherd/ajpherd_v20_supp2_oct_a13.pdf
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAFAHPER-SDen_US
dc.publisherLAM Publications
dc.publisherAJOL
dc.publisherSabinet
dc.subjectGeneration Yen_US
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_US
dc.subjectMotivesen_US
dc.subjectMotivation theoriesen_US
dc.subjectSport participationen_US
dc.titleSouth African Generation Y students' motives for engaging in physical activity : physical activity and healthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID12596892 - Meyer, Natanya
dc.contributor.researchID12426156 - Bevan-Dye, Ayesha Lian


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