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dc.contributor.authorLian, Cheah Whye-
dc.contributor.authorHock, Chang Kam-
dc.contributor.authorAzmi, Muhammad Affan-
dc.contributor.authorHamsani, Najihah Ayuni Md-
dc.contributor.authorCi, Yek En-
dc.contributor.authorNi, Yeap Yi-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to identify the motivational factors that influence yogis and their commitment in yoga in Kuching. A cross-sectional study was conducted using the Self-Motivation Scale (SMS 28) and Sport Commitment questionnaires. A total of 109 respondents participated with a mean age of 40.1 years (SD = 10.16), mean Body Mass Index (BMI) of 23.1 kg/m2 (SD = 3.98). There were more female respondents, accounting for 86.2 % of total participation. More than 40 % of the participants were Hatha yoga practitioners. Those who were above 40 years of age were found to have higher intrinsic motivation (mean = 4.3, SD = 0.55) and extrinsic motivation (mean = 3.9, SD = 0.65) as compared to the younger age group (p < 0.05). Similarly, those who practiced yoga for more than 5 yrs were found to have higher extrinsic motivation (mean = 4.0, SD = 0.78) compared to those who practiced for a shorter duration (p < 0.05). This survey found that intrinsic motivation remains the highest motivation in practicing yoga, indicating its potential role in helping yoga practitioners in sustaining their practices. Both intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation were found to be associated with sport commitment. More promotion on the goodness of yoga should be carried out to encourage all segments of society regardless of age, gender and races into practicing yoga.en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInt. Cl.8: A23L, A23L 33/00, A23L 33/20, A23L 33/21en_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJTK Vol.16(Suppl) [June 2017]en_US
dc.subjectNutritional statusen_US
dc.subjectYoga practiceen_US
dc.titleCommitment and motivation in practicing yoga among adults in Kuching, Sarawaken_US
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