Motivation for Recreational Exercise in Relation to Gender and Age Differences

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  • Damir Đedović Faculty of Education, University ”Džemal Bijedić”, Mostar
  • Rijad Novaković Faculty of Education, University ”Džemal Bijedić”, Mostar
  • Ekrem Čolakhodžić Faculty of Education, University ”Džemal Bijedić”, Mostar
  • Almir Popo Faculty of Education, University ”Džemal Bijedić”, Mostar

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The aim of this research is to identify the motivational structure of recreational exercisers and to investigate differences in motivation with respect to gender, ie to determine the hierarchy of motives for which they choose recreational exercise. This research shows that the strongest motivation for recreational exercise is maintaining and improving health, and certainly relaxation. After them, the most important motivation is socializing and meeting new people, and improving and maintaining physical ability. The research also showed that there are very small differences in the motives for exercise in relation to the age of the respondents, and they are reflected in good looks and fun, while relaxation and relaxation and improvement and maintenance of physical ability are equally important for all ages.

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2022-01-10

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