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Citation

Tsai LT, Lo FE, Yang CC, Keller JJ, Lyu SY. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015; 12(1): 829-840.

Affiliation

School of Public Health, College of Public Health and Nutrition, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 11031, Taiwan. sylyu@tmu.edu.tw.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2015, MDPI: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

DOI

10.3390/ijerph120100829

PMID

25599374

Abstract

This study examines the gender differences in the enjoyment of recreational sports participation among Taiwanese adults. Data were obtained using the 2007 Taiwan Social Change Survey. The questionnaire included a topical module of the International Social Survey Program regarding leisure time and sports.

RESULTS showed that male subjects were more likely to participate in recreational sports to improve their appearance and on account of their personal interest. In addition to these factors, female subjects also experienced greater motivation to participate when Taiwanese athletes performed well in international sporting competitions. This study confirmed that the factors influencing enjoyment of recreational sports participation differ among men and women. These results can be used to better inform public health professionals and other regulatory organizations formulating physical activity intervention strategies.


Language: en

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