The relationship between extrinsic motivation and physical activity level among students

Azlan Ahmad Kamal, Ahmad Fahim Zulkifli

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Nowadays, people have realized that physical activity play critical role in determining health and wellness of an individual. This is proven by the existence of many research on this area which indicate that people start to emphasize in this matter. In addition, it is also well known that motivation is one of the main factor that determine whether people will participate in performing physical activity or not. Either extrinsic or intrinsic, both play major role in determining the level of physical activity. Therefore, this study is made to investigate the relationship between extrinsic motivation and physical activity level. The researcher has selected randomly 195 students from SMK Alam Megah 2, Seksyen 28, Shah Alam, Selangor as a respondent for this study. The method of this study is by using questionnaire that adapted from International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and Exercise Motivation Inventory (EMI), which then being edited to fulfil the requirement of this study. The results from this study show that there are positive and significant relationship between extrinsic motivation and physical activity.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15282/mohe.v8i1.300