DIFFERENCES IN MOTIVATION FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BETWEEN BOYS AND GIRLS LIVING IN URBAN AND RURAL ENVIRONMENT

Luka Popovski

The sample of 749 respondents aged 11 to 14 years, divided into two sub-groups of 349 male respondents and 391 female respondents took part in a survey conducted with the main objective to determine the influence of motives for engaging in physical sports activity, attitude to sport, socially perceived support from friends and family of students from urban and rural areas. In order to realize the objectives of the research first and second sub-group is divided into two dinstinct groups depending on whether they live in an urban or rural environment .. The motives for physical activity is estimated according to the scale of Behavior Regulation Exercise Questionnaire (BREQ) and Motives For Physical Activity Measure - Revised (MPAM-R), while the attitude towards sport according to Kneer inventory positions. Differences are processed multivariate and univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA and MANOVA). Based on the obtained results it can be concluded that male respondents living in rural areas show higher indoor values - intrinsic motivation and attitude toward sports, while male respondents living in urban areas perceived greater social support from parents and friends. Girls living in rural areas have more positive attitude to sport, while the other girls from the urban environment perceive greater social support from parents.

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