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Runner’s Perceptions of Reasons to Quit Running: Influence of Gender, Age and Running-Related Characteristics

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Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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School of Sport Studies, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, 5644 HZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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HCI Research Group, University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, 4365 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(17), 6046; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176046
Received: 15 July 2020 / Revised: 17 August 2020 / Accepted: 18 August 2020 / Published: 20 August 2020
Physical inactivity has become a major public health concern and, consequently, the awareness of striving for a healthy lifestyle has increased. As a result, the popularity of recreational sports, such as running, has increased. Running is known for its low threshold to start and its attractiveness for a heterogeneous group of people. Yet, one can still observe high drop-out rates among (novice) runners. To understand the reasons for drop-out as perceived by runners, we investigate potential reasons to quit running among short distance runners (5 km and 10 km) (n = 898). Data used in this study were drawn from the standardized online Eindhoven Running Survey 2016 (ERS16). Binary logistic regressions were used to investigate the relation between reasons to quit running and different variables like socio-demographic variables, running habits and attitudes, interests, and opinions (AIOs) on running. Our results indicate that, not only people of different gender and age show significant differences in perceived reasons to quit running, also running habits, (e.g., running context and frequency) and AIOs are related to perceived reasons to quit running too. With insights into these related variables, potential drop-out reasons could help health professionals in understanding and lowering drop-out rates among recreational runners. View Full-Text
Keywords: running drop-out; novice runners; gender; age; running habits; attitudes; interests; motives running drop-out; novice runners; gender; age; running habits; attitudes; interests; motives
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Menheere, D.; Janssen, M.; Funk, M.; van der Spek, E.; Lallemand, C.; Vos, S. Runner’s Perceptions of Reasons to Quit Running: Influence of Gender, Age and Running-Related Characteristics. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6046. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176046

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Menheere D, Janssen M, Funk M, van der Spek E, Lallemand C, Vos S. Runner’s Perceptions of Reasons to Quit Running: Influence of Gender, Age and Running-Related Characteristics. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(17):6046. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176046

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Menheere, Daphne; Janssen, Mark; Funk, Mathias; van der Spek, Erik; Lallemand, Carine; Vos, Steven. 2020. "Runner’s Perceptions of Reasons to Quit Running: Influence of Gender, Age and Running-Related Characteristics" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 17: 6046. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176046

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