Predictors of young adults’ movement capability in physical activity

Keywords: attitude, blood type, movement capability, parents’ inclination, physical activity


Background And Study Aim. The purpose of the study is to identify the predictors of the movement capability of the individuals in physical activity. Materials and Methods. Quantitative descriptive predictive method was employed in identifying the significant relationship of the identified factors that can predict movement capability in physical activity. There were 263 participants in the study from one of the Higher Educational Institutions in Cebu City, Philippines which were randomly sampled using Raosoft Sample Size Calculator. Experts validated research instruments were used and data gathered were analyzed using descriptive (percentile, mean, standard deviation) and inferential statistics (multiple regression). Results. Findings revealed that only three factors: blood type, attitude towards physical activity, and perceived action – scaled affordance were predictors of movement capability and five movement dimensions were influenced by blood type, attitude towards physical activity, and perceived action – scaled affordance. Thus, blood type is predictor to flexibility, accuracy, speed and endurance. On the other hand, attitude towards physical activity is predictor of endurance. While, perceived action – scaled affordance is predictor of strength, accuracy and endurance. Conclusions. It was concluded that a person’s capability to engage in physical activity is contributed by biological factors (blood type) and psychological factors (attitude and perceived action-scaled affordance). It is recommended that validation study be conducted to strengthen the claims of the identified factors to movement capability of an individual.


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Marino A. Garcia, Cebu Normal University; Kinesthetics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Cebu Normal University; Philippines.


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Garcia M. Predictors of young adults’ movement capability in physical activity. Physical education of students. 2022;26(3):105-16.

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