The Contribution of the Factors of "Knowledge" and "Information" to the Intention for Physical Activity during COVID-19

Introduction: According to the World Health Organization, the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic raises concerns about increased panic and growing anxiety, in people trapped in either a real or theoretical threat of Coronavirus. Purpose: The aim of this preliminary study was to investigate the contribution of the factors of "knowledge" and "information", to the prediction of intention t of adult involvement with physical activity during Pandemic. Material and Method: The sample consisted of 904 individuals, 417 men and 487 women, aged 18–70 years. Participants completed the Greek version of the "Planned Behavior Theory" questionnaire. Results: The analyses: (a) of the hierarchical regression as well as (b) correlations, showed a strong interaction between the examined variables of the questionnaire, specifically indicating that "knowledge", "information", "attitudes", "self-identity" and "attitude strength" could help predict the intention for Physical Activity (p<0,001), respectively, during COVID-19, also. Conclusions: Overall, systematic access to information and knowledge seems to accompany relatively stronger intentions even during lockdown conditions.

Category: Volume 60, N 1
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Created Date: 20-04-2021
Authors: Evangelos Bebetsos , Christos Konstantinidis