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TORREGROSA, Daniel; BELANDO, Noelia  and  MORENO-MURCIA, Juan Antonio. Prediction of life satisfaction in practicing healthy exercise. CPD [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.1, pp.117-122. ISSN 1989-5879.

The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship of the controlling coach behavior, perceived autonomous support practitioners about the coach and the psychological mediators with the life satisfaction in healthy exercise practitioners. We used a sample of 104 noncompetitive male exercise practitioners aged between 18 and 70 years (M = 28.38, SD = 11.66) from six Spanish wellness centers. In linear regression analysis we observed that the controlling coach behavior negatively effected life satisfaction, whereas autonomous support through psychological mediators positively effected life satisfaction. The results confirm our predicted effects on the life satisfaction of healthy exercise practitioners.

Keywords : self-determination theory; psychological mediators; motivation; physical activity.

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