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Motivational Barriers and Resources for Physical Activity Among Older People

  • Verena Klusmann
  • Nanna Notthoff
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Abstract

Introducing central concepts related to motivational resources for and barriers to physical activity in older adults, this chapter focuses on the degree of identification with physical activity (self-identity and autonomous vs. controlled motivation) and impressions regarding the social environment (subjective norms), one’s personal development (self-perceptions of ageing), vulnerability of one’s health (risk perceptions), and the activity behaviour itself (outcome expectancies). It will become evident that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, different approaches should be combined and tailored to individual dispositions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Verena Klusmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nanna Notthoff
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Psychological Assessment & Health PsychologyUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Department of Human and Health Sciences, Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research, Division for Health Promotion & PreventionUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyHumboldt University BerlinBerlinGermany

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