• D.A. Markland
  • E.S. Pearson
  • C.R. Hall
  • D. Markland
  • W.M. Rodgers
  • P.M. Wilson
The study purpose was to examine the impact of providing individualized body composition information (intervention condition; n = 40) versus body weight information (standard control condition; n = 40) on motivational regulations in overweight female exercise initiates about to commence an exercise program. The Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire-2 was completed prior to and following the information provision. Results revealed a significant increase in introjected regulation for the intervention condition indicating that the body composition information may have reinforced previous feelings of self-imposed pressure and a sense of obligation to start exercising. Implications for motivating new exercisers are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-122
JournalHellenic Journal of Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014
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