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EXPOSITO GONZALEZ, Carla; FERNANDEZ OZCORTA, Eduardo J.; ALMAGRO, Bartolomé J.  and  SAENZ-LOPEZ, Pedro. Validation of the Scale Measure of the Intention to be Physically Active in the University Context. CPD [online]. 2012, vol.12, n.2, pp.49-56. ISSN 1989-5879.

The aim of this study was to adapt and validate the measurement scale Intention to be physically active in the university context (MIFAU). Similarly, it was checked whether the need for competition, intrinsic motivation and demotivation are predictors of intention to be physically active. The sample was 116 students. The instruments were MIFAU, the factors intrinsic-regulation and desmotivation of the Questionnaire of the Behavioral Regulation in Exercise (BREQ-3) and perceived competence factor of the basic psychological needs scale in Exercise (BPNES). The results revealed that the instrument shows adequate internal consistency and temporal stability, being valid and reliable. It was found that perceived competence and intrinsic motivation predicted positively the intention to remain physically active.

Keywords : intrinsic motivation; amotivation; competence; validation; physically active.

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