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Older adults' beliefs about physical activity and exercise: Life course influences and transitions

Jennifer Scanlon‐Mogel (Virginia Polytechnic Institute, State University in Blacksburg, Virginia)
Karen Roberto (Virginia Polytechnic Institute, State University)

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ISSN: 1471-7794

Article publication date: 1 November 2004

Abstract

Using a life course perspective, we identified perceived events, transitions and trajectories in older adults' lives that contributed to and inhibited continuous participation in physical activities and exercise at three stages of their lives (ie, young adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood). In‐depth interviews with nine men and six women provided an understanding of how societal processes and opportunities, life course roles and transitions and individual meanings of physical exercise influenced the older adults' perceptions of and current participation in physical activity and exercise.

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Scanlon‐Mogel, J. and Roberto, K. (2004), "Older adults' beliefs about physical activity and exercise: Life course influences and transitions", Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 33-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/14717794200400017

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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