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Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Relation to the Stages of Changes and Achievement Goals in Adolescents: Comparative Study of Students in Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico

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Faculty of Sports Sciences, Autonomous University of Baja California, Ensenada 22890, Mexico
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Department of Physical Activity and Sport, University of Murcia, 30720 San Javier, Spain
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Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2581; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072581
Received: 6 June 2018 / Revised: 19 July 2018 / Accepted: 20 July 2018 / Published: 23 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability of Children’s Psychological Health)
The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between levels of leisure-time sports and physical activity and the stages of change in high school students with goal orientations. Methods: The sample was conformed of 2168 students randomly selected to participate in a longitudinal study in Costa Rica (423), Mexico (408), and Spain (1337), with 1052 being boys, 1037 girls, and 79 who did not specify sex, aged between 11 and 16 years old (M = 12.49, SD = 0.81). We used a questionnaire to ask students about their leisure-time sports and physical activity, about stages of change and to measure achievement goals. Results: The results show that students are more active in Costa Rica, most of them being in a stage of active change. Conclusions: We found significant differences in achievement goals in all three countries, which shows that students in active stages have higher values than those in the inactive stage. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical education; goals orientations; stage of change physical education; goals orientations; stage of change
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Baños, R.; Ruiz-Juan, F.; Baena-Extremera, A.; García-Montes, M.E.; Ortiz-Camacho, M.D.M. Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Relation to the Stages of Changes and Achievement Goals in Adolescents: Comparative Study of Students in Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2581. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072581

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Baños R, Ruiz-Juan F, Baena-Extremera A, García-Montes ME, Ortiz-Camacho MDM. Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Relation to the Stages of Changes and Achievement Goals in Adolescents: Comparative Study of Students in Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Sustainability. 2018; 10(7):2581. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072581

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Baños, Raúl; Ruiz-Juan, Francisco; Baena-Extremera, Antonio; García-Montes, María E.; Ortiz-Camacho, María D.M. 2018. "Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Relation to the Stages of Changes and Achievement Goals in Adolescents: Comparative Study of Students in Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico" Sustainability 10, no. 7: 2581. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072581

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