Individual Study / Zach et al.; Computers in Human Behavior 2016

Using information communication technologies (ICTs) for motivating female adolescents to exercise/run in their leisure time

Using information communication technologies (ICTs) for motivating female adolescents to exercise/run in their leisure time

Initiatives -
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a 12-week intervention program on motivational climate in physical education (PE) lessons, on female adolescents' self-efficacy for independent training in leisure time, and on physical fitness measures. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2014
End Year
2015
Funding
This research was supported by The MOFET Institute and the Department of Teacher Education at the Ministry of Education, Israel.

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Zach, S., Raviv, T., & Meckel, Y. (2016). Using information communication technologies (ICTs) for motivating female adolescents to exercise/run in their leisure time. Computers in Human Behavior, 60, 593–601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.02.096

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
154
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Participants were 154 female high school students divided into three groups: (1) received a program to enhance motivation for physical activity (PA) during PE lessons and in leisure time, using the internet; (2) followed the regular curriculum in addition to self-report at the end of each lesson, using smartphone application; (3) engaged in standard PE lesson activities
Selection Criteria
Gender
women
Minimum age
16
Maximum age
18
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Israel
Territory
Netanya
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
154
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Participants were divided randomly into three groups: (1) A group exposed to a program to increase motivation for PA in PE lessons and leisure time, using group discussion in the school website and a weekly self-report about the PA submitted to the teacher's web-site; (2) A group that followed the regular PE curriculum, and submitted a short message/report to the class “WhatsApp group” after each lesson about the activity they have done in that lesson, and that also received general guidelines from the teacher about the importance of PA during leisure time; (3) A control group that participated in the activities of their standard PE lessons.
Start Date
2014
End Date
2015
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone
    • Smartphone
    • Smartphone apps