Degree of psychological commitment to exercise in young athletes

Leonardo S. Fortes, Fabiane F. R. Morgado, Sebastião S. Almeida, Maria E. C. Ferreira

Resumen

The objective was to analyze the effects of affective, personal and demographic variables in the degree of psychological commitment to exercise (DPCE). 286 athletes aged between 10 and 19 years of both sexes participated in the study. We used the Commitment Exercise Scale, the Body Shape Questionnaire and the “Criterion of Economic Classification Brazil” to assess the DPCE, body dissatisfaction and socioeconomic status, respectively. The results showed significant effects for females (p = .001). These same analyzes for males showed no significant effects. It was concluded
that affective, personal and demographic factors promoted effects in DPCE only in females.

Palabras clave

exercise; athletes; sport

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