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Table 4 Motivations for exercise as assessed by the MPAM-R scale by different activity type (n152)

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

  Activity type 1 Aerobics (N= 58) Activity type 2 Strength/Flex (N= 29) Activity type 3 Dance (N= 30) Activity type 4 Sport (N= 35)
  Mean (SD)    
Interest/Enjoyment 5.07 (1.50)a, b 5.99 (0.83)a 6.23 (0.85)b, e 5.36 (1.34)e
Social 3.89 (1.77)a, b 5.01 (1.41)a, d 4.87 (1.53)b 4.20 (1.14)d
Appearance 4.95 (1.42)b, c 4.58 (1.64) 4.00 (1.78)b 3.78 (1.57)c
Competence 5.30 (1.63) 5.52 (1.13) 5.60 (1.12)e 4.83 (1.40)e
Fitness 6.32 (0.88)c 6.48 (0.67)d 5.91 (1.29) 5.31 (1.50)c, d
  1. Superscripts (a, b, c, d,e) indicate significant 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