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Universitas Psychologica

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ZARAUZ SANCHO, Antonio  e  RUIZ-JUAN, Francisco. Super-Adherence of Marathoners: Predictor Variables and Gender Differences. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.3, pp.895-907. ISSN 1657-9267.

The playful side of the growing leisure time in Spain is increasingly being filled more with the postmodern phenomenon of popularization of continuous running. This study investigates in the most practitioner: the marathoner, what training and motivational variables predict their high commitment and negative addiction with their sport, with the aim of trying to get some conclusions useful for increasing adherence to physical activity programs sport in the general population. To do we start from the assumption that the marathoners of our population have very high levels of commitment and negative addiction to running, the two constructs are highly correlated with each other and can be predicted both by high and different types of motivation, as by four training variables. The results obtained confirm the hypothesis, valuable descriptive data and solid in both constructs predictive models assessed by sex. However, what we failed to explain was that women got higher grades than men in commitment, negative addiction to running and all motivations, often significantly further.

Palavras-chave : Commitment; addiction; motivation; marathon; Adherence; physical activity; Sport Psychology.

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