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Validation of the Portuguese Adaptation of the Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS-p)

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Portuguese Athletics Federation, 2799-538 Linda-a-Velha, Oeiras, Portugal
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GAPP-Psychology and Performance Intervention Group, 2765-605 São João do Estoril, Portugal
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ISPA-Instituto Universitário, 1100-304 Lisboa, Portugal
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Laboratório de Gênero, Educação, Sexualidade e Corporeidade (LAGESC), Human Movement Science Graduate Studies Program (PPGCMH), Centro de Ciências da Saúde e do Esporte (CEFID), Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), Santa Catarina 88-035-901, Brazil
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GICAFE (Group d’Investigació en Ciències de l’Activitat Física i l’Esport, Universitat de les Illes Baleares), 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Faculty of Psychology, Universidad de Málaga, 29016 Málaga, Spain
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Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, 1495-751 Cruz Quebrada, Portugal
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Sustainability 2020, 12(14), 5614; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145614
Received: 11 June 2020 / Revised: 7 July 2020 / Accepted: 8 July 2020 / Published: 13 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue High Abilities, Talent and Creativity)
The clear decline in the practice of physical activity (PA) in contemporary society has well-documented problematic consequences in public health. It has led to a clear investment of research efforts in the attempt to identify the psychological constructs associated with health behaviors such as PA, in particular, the motivation that leads people to adopt these behaviors. In this context, the objective of the present study is to present a suggestion of a Portuguese version of the Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS), denominated PALMS-p. This instrument evaluates the reasons for the practice of PA. The psychometric qualities of the instrument were evaluated in a sample of 234 participants (86 males, 148 females) who practiced different PA in a recreational context. Confirmatory factorial analysis confirmed the factorial robustness of the PALMS-p (χ2/df = 2.010 comparative fit index (CFI) = 0.950, goodness of fit index (GFI) = 0.855, Tucker-Lewis Index (TLI) = 0.939 root-mean-square error of approximation (RMSEA) = 0.021, P(RMSEA ≤ 0.05) < 0.001), and the results show that this version presents good internal consistency. The present study corroborates the fidelity and validity of PALMS-p as a motivation measure for the practice of PA in the Portuguese population. View Full-Text
Keywords: motivation; physical activity; adaptation; questionnaire motivation; physical activity; adaptation; questionnaire
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Lameiras, J.; L. Almeida, P.; Oliveira, J.; Robert da Silva, W.; Martins, B.; Hernández Mendo, A.; Rosado, A.F. Validation of the Portuguese Adaptation of the Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS-p). Sustainability 2020, 12, 5614. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145614

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Lameiras J, L. Almeida P, Oliveira J, Robert da Silva W, Martins B, Hernández Mendo A, Rosado AF. Validation of the Portuguese Adaptation of the Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS-p). Sustainability. 2020; 12(14):5614. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145614

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Lameiras, João, Pedro L. Almeida, João Oliveira, Walan Robert da Silva, Bruno Martins, Antonio Hernández Mendo, and António F. Rosado 2020. "Validation of the Portuguese Adaptation of the Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS-p)" Sustainability 12, no. 14: 5614. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145614

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