Influencia de la motivación y el autoconcepto físico sobre la intención de ser físicamente activo.

Revista Mexicana de Psicología (Impact Factor: 0.29). 01/2014; 31(1):17-24.


The purpose was to know which are motivational and physical self-concept variables that predict the intention to be physically active. So, 270 students (131 men and 139 women; M age=15.66, SD=2.26) of seven High Schools of Spain completed a questionnaire of achievement goals 2x2, intrinsic motivation, physical self-concept and intention to be active. The variable that more strongly predicts the intention was intrinsic motivation, followed by sport-competence, mastery-approach, physical strength, physical condition, and, negatively, physical general self-concept. By sexes, the influence of physical condition in the prediction in women was highlighted. These data suggest that encourage motivation based on internal regulation can promote the adherence to physical activity.

El propósito de este estudio fue conocer las variables de la motivación y el autoconcepto físico que predicen la intención de ser físicamente activo en alumnos de Educación Secundaria. Así, 270 estudiantes (131 hombres y 139 mujeres; M edad = 15.66, DT = 2.26) de siete institutos de España cumplimentaron sendos cuestionarios sobre motivación de logro 2x2, motivación intrínseca, autoconcepto físico e intención de ser físicamente activo. La variable que mejor predijo dicha intención fue la motivación intrínseca, seguida de la competencia deportiva, la aproximación-maestría, la fuerza, la condición física y, negativamente, el autoconcepto físico general. Por sexos, destacó la influencia de la condición física en la predicción de la intención en mujeres. Estos datos sugieren que favorecer una motivación basada en la regulación interna en educación física puede promover una mayor adherencia a la actividad física.

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