Factor Analysis of Exercise Practices Among University Students Using Propensity Score Matching (78971)

Session Information:

Monday, 25 March 2024 15:00
Session: Poster Session 1
Room: Orion Hall (5F)
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Factors influencing exercise participation include historical sports events, technological innovation, public health events, social and cultural changes, policy and legal changes, and economic factors. Moreover, the influence of close individuals, such as parents, siblings, and friends, plays a crucial role in individual exercise practices. These influences manifest in forms such as role modeling, social support, shared values and attitudes, joint activities and competition, and providing environments and opportunities. In this analysis, surveys were conducted with 219 university students, and Propensity Score Matching (PSM) was used for analysis.
This study is specifically structured as follows:
1.Selection of Covariates: Variables that could potentially influence exercise participation among university students are selected as covariates.
2.Calculation of Propensity Scores: Calculate the probability (propensity score) of each participant being involved in exercise activities.
3.Matching: Participants with the closest propensity scores are paired to balance the treatment group and control group.
This model aims to identify factors influencing exercise participation and to clarify the importance of each factor.
Key findings include the significant impact of friends' involvement in exercise, gender-specific variations in exercise participation, and the notable influence of family engagement, particularly among female students. The study also underscores the critical role of social interactions in forming exercise habits.
These findings align with existing research on the determinants of exercise participation. They underscore the importance of regular physical activity as recommended by international health guidelines and highlight the need to identify motivational factors to combat global inactivity and promote public health.

Daisuke Horii, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Hiratoshi Kaneda, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Yuya Muraki, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Mr. Daisuke Horii is currently an Associate Professor of Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Osaka Electro-Communication University, JP.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00