Goal Perspectives and Their Implications for an Active and Healthy Life-Style among Girls and Women

in Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal
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Sport and exercise focused research is reviewed stemming from a goal perspective model of motivation. It is suggested that this body of literature provides insight into the variability in physical activity patterns among girls and women. Further, evidence is presented which indicates that differences in the goal perspectives operating in the athletic setting relate to whether female athletic participation is health promotive or health endangering.

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