1. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation among adolescent ten-pin bowlers in kuala lumpur, malaysia.

    Journal of Human Kinetics 45:241 (2015) PMID 25964827 PMCID PMC4415838

    Motivation has long been associated with sports engagement. However, to date no research has been performed to understand the domain of motivation among ten-pin bowlers. The purpose of this study was to investigate different types of motivation (i.e., intrinsic vs. extrinsic) based on self-deter...
  2. Motives for adult participation in physical activity: type of activity, age, and gender.

    BMC Public Health 15(1):66 (2015) PMID 25637384 PMCID PMC4314738

    In recent years, there has been a decline in physical activity among adults. Motivation has been shown to be a crucial factor in maintaining physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine whether motives for participation could accurately discriminate gender, age, and type of physic...
  3. Factors associated with mouthguard use and discontinuation among rugby players in Malaysia.

    Dental Traumatology 30(6):461 (2014) PMID 24890132

    To assess rugby players' preferences for using a mouthguard and to determine the factors contributing to the use and discontinuation of a mouthguard. A cross-sectional study was conducted in two rugby tournaments from 2009 to 2010. Samples were selected by convenience sampling. Participants were...
  4. Factors associated with mouthguard use and discontinuation among rugby players in Malaysia.

    Dental Traumatology 30(6):461 (2014) PMID 24890132

    To assess rugby players' preferences for using a mouthguard and to determine the factors contributing to the use and discontinuation of a mouthguard. A cross-sectional study was conducted in two rugby tournaments from 2009 to 2010. Samples were selected by convenience sampling. Participants were...
  5. Factors associated with mouthguard use and discontinuation among rugby players in Malaysia.

    Dental Traumatology 30(6):461 (2014) PMID 24890132

    To assess rugby players' preferences for using a mouthguard and to determine the factors contributing to the use and discontinuation of a mouthguard. A cross-sectional study was conducted in two rugby tournaments from 2009 to 2010. Samples were selected by convenience sampling. Participants were...
  6. Non-face-to-face physical activity interventions in older adults: a systematic review.

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition a... 11(1):35 (2014) PMID 24612748 PMCID PMC4008359

    Physical activity is effective in preventing chronic diseases, increasing quality of life and promoting general health in older adults, but most older adults are not sufficiently active to gain those benefits. A novel and economically viable way to promote physical activity in older adults is th...
  7. Validating the Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS).

    BMC Public Health 14:909 (2014) PMID 25182130 PMCID PMC4168060

    Although there is abundant evidence to recommend a physically active lifestyle, adult physical activity (PA) levels have declined over the past two decades. In order to understand why this happens, numerous studies have been conducted to uncover the reasons for people's participation in PA. Ofte...
  8. Non-face-to-face physical activity interventions in older adults: a systematic review.

    International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition a... 11(1):35 (2014) PMID 24612748 PMCID PMC4008359

    Physical activity is effective in preventing chronic diseases, increasing quality of life and promoting general health in older adults, but most older adults are not sufficiently active to gain those benefits. A novel and economically viable way to promote physical activity in older adults is th...
  9. Validating the Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS).

    BMC Public Health 14:909 (2014) PMID 25182130 PMCID PMC4168060

    Although there is abundant evidence to recommend a physically active lifestyle, adult physical activity (PA) levels have declined over the past two decades. In order to understand why this happens, numerous studies have been conducted to uncover the reasons for people's participation in PA. Ofte...
  10. Review of physical activity prevalence of Asian school-age children and adolescents.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 25(3):227 (2013) PMID 23536237

    Overweight and obese populations in Asia are high and increasing rapidly. Physical activity prevalence studies have found low physical activity rates among Asian school-age children and adolescents. The purpose of this review is to establish a baseline for physical activity rates in Asian school...
  11. Review of physical activity prevalence of Asian school-age children and adolescents.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 25(3):227 (2013) PMID 23536237

    Overweight and obese populations in Asia are high and increasing rapidly. Physical activity prevalence studies have found low physical activity rates among Asian school-age children and adolescents. The purpose of this review is to establish a baseline for physical activity rates in Asian school...
  12. Self-determination and goal orientation in track and field.

    Journal of Human Kinetics 33:151 (2012) PMID 23486244 PMCID PMC3588670

    This study investigated gender, age group and locality differences in adolescent athletes' self-determination motivation and goal orientations in track and field. It also examined the relationship between the self-determination theory and achievement goal theory. A total of 632 (349 boys, 283 gi...
  13. Self-determination and goal orientation in track and field.

    Journal of Human Kinetics 33:151 (2012) PMID 23486244 PMCID PMC3588670

    This study investigated gender, age group and locality differences in adolescent athletes' self-determination motivation and goal orientations in track and field. It also examined the relationship between the self-determination theory and achievement goal theory. A total of 632 (349 boys, 283 gi...
  14. Physical activity and obesity research in the Asia-Pacific: a review.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 24(3):435 (2012) PMID 22593220

    Obesity is a global health concern and has a great impact on countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for obesity, but physical activity levels are declining in much of this region. Increasing physical activity is a priority in many countries. Considerable...
  15. Physical activity and obesity research in the Asia-Pacific: a review.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 24(3):435 (2012) PMID 22593220

    Obesity is a global health concern and has a great impact on countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for obesity, but physical activity levels are declining in much of this region. Increasing physical activity is a priority in many countries. Considerable...
  16. Leisure-time physical activity and physical fitness of male adolescents in Oman.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 24(1):128 (2012) PMID 20460285

    This study investigated the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and physical fitness (cardiovascular fitness, body fat percentage, flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance) of 10th-grade male students in Oman. Data were collected from 330 students. All participants completed a...
  17. Leisure-time physical activity and physical fitness of male adolescents in Oman.

    Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pa... 24(1):128 (2012) PMID 20460285

    This study investigated the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and physical fitness (cardiovascular fitness, body fat percentage, flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance) of 10th-grade male students in Oman. Data were collected from 330 students. All participants completed a...
  18. Volunteer motivations at a National Special Olympics event.

    Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 28(1):27 (2011) PMID 21282846

    Understanding the motivations for people to volunteer with the management and execution of major sporting events is important for the recruitment and retention of the volunteers. This research investigated volunteer motivations at the first National Special Olympics held in Ames, Iowa, USA in Ju...
  19. Volunteer motivations at a National Special Olympics event.

    Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 28(1):27 (2011) PMID 21282846

    Understanding the motivations for people to volunteer with the management and execution of major sporting events is important for the recruitment and retention of the volunteers. This research investigated volunteer motivations at the first National Special Olympics held in Ames, Iowa, USA in Ju...
  20. Sex, Age Group and Locality Differences in Adolescent Athletes' Beliefs, Values and Goal Orientation in Track and Field

    Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness 7(2):112 (2009)

    This study used the Eccles et al. expectancy-value model of achievement choice and achievement goal theory to investigate sex, age group and locality differences in adolescent athletes' expectancy-related beliefs, subjective task values and achievement goals in track and field. A cross-sect...