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Title: Examining the Influencing Factors of Exercise Intention Among Older Adults: A Controlled Study Between Exergame and Traditional Exercise
Authors: Wu, Zumei
Li, Jinhui
Theng, Yin-Leng
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computer applications::Social and behavioral sciences
DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication::Communication theories and models
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Wu, Z., Li, J., & Theng, Y.-L. (2015). Examining the Influencing Factors of Exercise Intention Among Older Adults: A Controlled Study Between Exergame and Traditional Exercise. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18(9), 521-527.
Series/Report no.: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Abstract: Promoting physical activities among older adults becomes an important component of successful aging. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of both exercise settings and player interaction patterns on exercise intention in a sample of Asian older adults. A 2×2 (exercise settings: traditional exercise vs. exergame×player interaction patterns: collaborative vs. competitive play) between-subjects experimental intervention was conducted with 113 Singaporean older adults for 1 month. An interviewer-administered questionnaire survey was issued to measure key variables of enjoyment, social presence, and perceived behavioral control. The findings supported the importance of social presence and perceived behavioral control in older adults' exercise prediction, and highlighted the effect of collaborative play in older adults' exercise promotion. Compared with traditional exercise, the effect of exergames on motivating older adults to exercise was significantly lower. The findings of this study revealed rich directions for future elderly exercise research, and provided strategies that could be applicable for policy making and game design to promote elderly exercise participation.
DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2015.0065
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Organisations: Care Corner Seniors Activity Center
Toa Payoh East Silver Center
Tsao Family Fund
Caregiving Welfare Association
Cheng San Community Club
Rights: © 2015 Mary Ann Liebert. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Mary Ann Liebert. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [].
Fulltext Permission: open
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