J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  2008 Aug;20(4):626-640.

Construction of Leisure Physical Activity Model of Middle-Aged Women in Urban Area

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Kkottongnae Hyundo University of Social Welfare, Korea. paulan@kkot.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The aim of this study was to construct leisure physical activity model of middle-aged women in urban area. METHODS: Data were gathered by self-report questionnaire from 211 women aged between 41 and 59 years in urban community. The data were analyzed using the SPSS/WIN 10.0 program and the model was constructed using the LISREL 8.54 program. RESULTS: Variables that have direct effects on leisure physical activity were health state, past leisure physical activity, social support, self-efficacy, and affect. Perceived leisure state and behavioral leisure attitude also influenced leisure physical activity in an indirect way. Perceived leisure state had a direct effect on self-efficacy. Behavioral leisure attitude, past leisure physical activity, and experience of exercise effect had significantly direct effects on affect CONCLUSION: It will provide basic information for developing strategies of programs to enhance leisure physical activity of middle-aged women in urban area.

Keyword

Middle aged; Women; Leisure activity; Exercise; Structural model

MeSH Terms

Aged
Female
Humans
Leisure Activities
Middle Aged
Models, Structural
Motor Activity
Surveys and Questionnaires
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