Do people’s goals for mass participation sporting events matter? A self-determination theory perspective

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title = "Do people’s goals for mass participation sporting events matter?: A self-determination theory perspective",
abstract = "Background Non-elite mass participation sports events (MPSEs) may hold potential as a physical activity promotion tool. Research into whypeople participate in these events and what goals they are pursuing is lacking. Grounded in self-determination theory, this study examined theassociations between MPSE participants’ goals, event experiences and physical activity.MethodsA prospective cohort study was conducted; pre-event, participants reported their goals for the event. Four weeks post-event,participants reported their motivation for exercise, perceptions of their event achievement and moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity(MVPA). Bivariate correlations and path analysis were performed on data from 114 adults.ResultsIntrinsic goals (e.g. health, skill and social affiliation) for the event were positively associated with perceptions of event achievement,whereas extrinsic goals (e.g. appearance or social recognition) were not. Event achievement was positively associated with post-eventautonomous motivation, which in turn was positively associated with MVPA.ConclusionsPursuing intrinsic but not extrinsic goals for MPSEs is associated with greater perceptions of event achievement, which in turn isassociated with post-event autonomous motivation and MVPA.",
keywords = "physical activity, sports participation, events",
author = "Coleman, {Sarah J} and Sebire, {Simon J}",
year = "2016",
month = "9",
day = "27",
doi = "10.1093/pubmed/fdw090",
language = "English",
journal = "Journal of Public Health",
issn = "1741-3842",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Do people’s goals for mass participation sporting events matter?

T2 - A self-determination theory perspective

AU - Coleman, Sarah J

AU - Sebire, Simon J

PY - 2016/9/27

Y1 - 2016/9/27

N2 - Background Non-elite mass participation sports events (MPSEs) may hold potential as a physical activity promotion tool. Research into whypeople participate in these events and what goals they are pursuing is lacking. Grounded in self-determination theory, this study examined theassociations between MPSE participants’ goals, event experiences and physical activity.MethodsA prospective cohort study was conducted; pre-event, participants reported their goals for the event. Four weeks post-event,participants reported their motivation for exercise, perceptions of their event achievement and moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity(MVPA). Bivariate correlations and path analysis were performed on data from 114 adults.ResultsIntrinsic goals (e.g. health, skill and social affiliation) for the event were positively associated with perceptions of event achievement,whereas extrinsic goals (e.g. appearance or social recognition) were not. Event achievement was positively associated with post-eventautonomous motivation, which in turn was positively associated with MVPA.ConclusionsPursuing intrinsic but not extrinsic goals for MPSEs is associated with greater perceptions of event achievement, which in turn isassociated with post-event autonomous motivation and MVPA.

AB - Background Non-elite mass participation sports events (MPSEs) may hold potential as a physical activity promotion tool. Research into whypeople participate in these events and what goals they are pursuing is lacking. Grounded in self-determination theory, this study examined theassociations between MPSE participants’ goals, event experiences and physical activity.MethodsA prospective cohort study was conducted; pre-event, participants reported their goals for the event. Four weeks post-event,participants reported their motivation for exercise, perceptions of their event achievement and moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity(MVPA). Bivariate correlations and path analysis were performed on data from 114 adults.ResultsIntrinsic goals (e.g. health, skill and social affiliation) for the event were positively associated with perceptions of event achievement,whereas extrinsic goals (e.g. appearance or social recognition) were not. Event achievement was positively associated with post-eventautonomous motivation, which in turn was positively associated with MVPA.ConclusionsPursuing intrinsic but not extrinsic goals for MPSEs is associated with greater perceptions of event achievement, which in turn isassociated with post-event autonomous motivation and MVPA.

KW - physical activity

KW - sports participation

KW - events

U2 - 10.1093/pubmed/fdw090

DO - 10.1093/pubmed/fdw090

M3 - Article

JO - Journal of Public Health

JF - Journal of Public Health

SN - 1741-3842

ER -