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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

Motivational Attititudes of Recreational Runners vs. Competitive Runners

The presentation will give a brief overview of thesis research relating to the motivation found in recreational and competitive runners. The presentation will examine a study based on a self administered questionnaire that participants fill out either in person or online. Participants in the study include members of running clubs, college teams, and individuals known to be involved in the pursuit of running. The questionnaire has been adapted from the Personal Incentives for Exercise Questionnaire (PIEQ) developed by Joan L. Duda and Marlene K. Tappe. Their questionnaire was modified so that it would be specific to the recreational/competitive pursuit of running. The modified questionnaire is entitled, Personal Incentives for Recreational/Competitive Running. Research in this area has the potential to further shed light on the complexities of motivation, a topic of research that certainly could use more empirical data to confirm hypotheses.

Presenter: Vanessa Martell (Graduate Student)
Topic: Recreation and Leisure
Location: 105 Edwards
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)

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