Use of the Exercise Motives and Gains Inventory in Dance Fitness
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The Exercise Motives and Gains Inventory (EMGI) was developed by Strommer, Ingledew, & Markland (2015) to explore the influence that participatory motives may elicit on perceived gains. The EMGI was completed by REFIT® dance fitness class participants (N = 359) in order to investigate the application of the tool to dance fitness, examine the perceived motivations and gains of REFIT® participants, and test the usefulness of the EMGI in a faith-based exercise program setting. The data was analyzed for internal reliability, correlations were computed between corresponding motives and gains, and differences between means were calculated. The results of the study found that there was no statistically significant correlation between any corresponding motives or gains for a given construct. Discussion concerning the EMGI as a poor fit for this specific exercise population and recommendations for future research are also provided.
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