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Mindfulness May Moderate the Relationship Between Intrinsic Motivation and Physical Activity: A Cross-Sectional Study

Abstract : This study aims to characterize the relationships between intrinsic motivation towards physical activity, mindfulness, and physical activity level. We measured self-reported mindfulness, motivational regulation towards exercise, and physical activity level in 280 French students. Analyses conducted on 244 participants revealed that self-reported mindfulness moderates the relationship between intrinsic motivation towards exercise and physical activity levels. These findings may have implications for interventionists seeking to promote increased physical activity with mindfulness-based techniques. In fact, it seems that increasing mindfulness skills of individuals could improve their intrinsic motivation to exercise and thus, physical activity.
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Alexis Ruffault, Marjorie Bernier, Nicolas Juge, Jean F. Fournier. Mindfulness May Moderate the Relationship Between Intrinsic Motivation and Physical Activity: A Cross-Sectional Study. Mindfulness, 2016, 7 (2), pp.445-452. ⟨10.1007/s12671-015-0467-7⟩. ⟨hal-01317534⟩

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