Level of and Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity in a Sample of College Sophomores

Anatalia Endozo-Larce, Regina Adriano-Baligad, Elizabeth Manalo Acampado

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the level of participation and the barriers in engaging in physical activities among college sophomores. A total of 235 respondents (n=235) participated in this study and answered the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) to identify the level of participation and the Questionnaire for Physical Activity Barriers to assess the internal and external barriers to physical activity participation. Findings revealed that participants who do physical activity for 3 days and accumulating at least 1500 MET-minutes per week or 7 or more days of any combination of walking, moderate or vigorous intensity activities accumulating at least 3000 MET- minutes /week were classified as highly active. Other participants were categorized as moderately active and low active/inactive. Overall findings of the present study identified that lack of time was the most significant barriers for not participating in physical activity among the samples.

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in Harvard Style

Endozo-Larce A., Adriano-Baligad R. and Acampado E. (2017). Level of and Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity in a Sample of College Sophomores.In 2nd International Conference on Sports Science, Health and Physical Education - Volume 1: ICSSHPE, ISBN 978-989-758-317-9, pages 375-379. DOI: 10.5220/0007061403750379


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsshpe17,
author={Anatalia Endozo-Larce and Regina Adriano-Baligad and Elizabeth Manalo Acampado},
title={Level of and Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity in a Sample of College Sophomores},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sports Science, Health and Physical Education - Volume 1: ICSSHPE,},
year={2017},
pages={375-379},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007061403750379},
isbn={978-989-758-317-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sports Science, Health and Physical Education - Volume 1: ICSSHPE,
TI - Level of and Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity in a Sample of College Sophomores
SN - 978-989-758-317-9
AU - Endozo-Larce A.
AU - Adriano-Baligad R.
AU - Acampado E.
PY - 2017
SP - 375
EP - 379
DO - 10.5220/0007061403750379