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Table 3 Motivations for exercise as assessed by the MPAM-R scale by different age group (n148)

From: Why some do but most don't. Barriers and enablers to engaging low-income groups in physical activity programmes: a mixed methods study

  Age group 1 <18 yrs (N= 24) Age group 2 18-34 yrs (N= 23) Age group 3 35-54 yrs (N= 16) Age group 4 55 yrs+ (N= 85)
  Mean (SD)    
Interest/Enjoyment 5.77 (0.96)a, b 4.77 (1.63)a, d 4.89 (1.35)b, e 5.85 (1.15)d, e
Social 3.93 (1.20)c 3.67 (1.50)d 3.85 (1.54)e 4.80 (1.61)c, d, e
Appearance 4.98 (1.12)c 5.04 (1.52)d 4.69 (1.10) 3.99 (1.79)c, d
Competence 5.58 (1.12) 5.16 (1.56) 5.46 (1.21) 5.17 (1.53)
Fitness 5.96 (0.82) 5.87 (1.15) 6.18 (0.75) 6.15 (1.29)
  1. Superscripts (a, b, c, d, e) indicate mean difference in pairwise comparisons (p < 0.05)
  2. a = Group 1 v Group 2, b = Group 1 v Group 3, c = Group 1 v Group 4,
  3. d = Group 2 v Group 4, e = Group 3 v Group 4