AN EXAMINIATION OF THE BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG YOUNG WOMEN AGED 18 - 24 IN CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This study focused on young women, and growing concerns over the lack of physical activity participation in this target group. WSFF, (2010), discussed how only a quarter of young women met the recommended levels of physical activity, in comparison to over one third of males. Gender specific differences have been found to start at as young as nine years of age, with female drop off rates falling much more dramatically than males and continuing into early adulthood (WSFF, 2010). WSFF, (2010), discovered female drop out rates fall 66% between eight and nineteen compared with only 42% of males dropping out between these years. The study was designed to gain an understanding of the importance of physical activity and the benefits that physical activity can have on an individual. The main objective of the study was to identify the barriers young women face when participating in physical activity. A review of current literature identified key themes in the literature. These themes were then used to analyse the qualitative results found in this study. The results in this study were found through a use of questionnaires, using a mixed method approach of both qualitative and quantitative questions. The findings of the study showed that 82.4% of the participants believed that they were physically active, with only 91.2% of the participants that believed taking part in any physical activity was important. Although a number of participants who took part in the study were still physically inactive, which helped the researcher to find a number of common themes as to the reasons young women are not participating; psychological factors, social factors, economic factors and the transition phase.
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