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Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Esporte

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BALBINOTTI, Marcos Alencar Abaide et al. Motivational profiles of road runners presenting different levels of practice. Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Esporte [online]. 2015, vol.37, n.1, pp.65-73. ISSN 0101-3289.

The main objective of this research is to test if there are differences in the motivational profile of two groups of road runners, with different times of practice: the Adhesion group (up to one year of practice) and the Permanence group (more than one year of practice). A sample of 62 roadrunners of both genders, with ages ranging from 18 to 68 years-old, answered to the Inventory of Motives for the Regular Practice of Physical and Sport Activities (IMPRAFE-132). Results indicated that the main dimensions that motivate both groups are the same (Health, Pleasure and Stress Control), no matter the time of practice, in the same order of importance. The main conclusion is that these three dimensions are the ones that best represent the reason for adhesion and permanence in roadrunning. The Sociability and Competitiveness dimensions are significantly more important to the Permanence group.

Keywords : Running; Motivation; Health; Pleasure.

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