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Physical activity and change in vigorous physical activity during the COVID-19 confinement in the Netherlands : possible associations with perceived vulnerability, self-efficacy and Big-five personality traits.

Heukelum, S.A. van (2020) Physical activity and change in vigorous physical activity during the COVID-19 confinement in the Netherlands : possible associations with perceived vulnerability, self-efficacy and Big-five personality traits.

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Abstract:Due to the Covid-19 measurements, Dutch citizens are requested to stay home as much as possible. Although this is necessary to contain the virus, this influences the amount of physical activity. Physical activity has a great impact on health and is therefore important. In this study physical activity and change in vigorous physical activity during the Covid-19 quarantine was researched (N=488). Personality, perceived vulnerability and self-efficacy for physical activity are measured to search for associations with physical activity and change in vigorous physical activity during this isolation. A cross-sectional design was used. The questionnaire measured physical activity (International Physical Activity Questionnaire, IPAQ), personality (Ten Item Personality Measurement, TIPI), perceived vulnerability (Perceived Vulnerability towards Disease Questionnaire, PVDQ) and self-efficacy towards 150 minutes per week of physical activity (Self-Efficacy Questionnaire, SEQ). Results suggest that since the Covid-19 isolation, the amount of physical activity increased, but not significantly. The amount of physical activity was positively associated with conscientiousness and self-efficacy. The change in amount of vigorous physical activity was negatively associated with perceived vulnerability. Further policy and interventions should focus on individuals who score high on perceived vulnerability and low on self-efficacy towards physical activity to promote physical activity during future confinements and provide help to increase self-efficacy and lower perceived vulnerability.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82474
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