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BORGES-SILVA, Fernanda; NAVARRO LOPEZ, Fernando; HUESCAR, Elisa  and  MORENO-MURCIA, Juan Antonio. The Role of Communication, Motivation and Enjoyment over Commitment in Fitness. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.3, pp.58-66. ISSN 1657-9267.

The purpose of this paper was to test the predictive power of the channels of communication used by fitness monitor, the intrinsic motivation and the enjoyment of the activity, in the commitment of fitness. 287 gym fitness were involved in the study to which were analyzed the degree of perceived communication and the communicational barriers with the monitor, the intrinsic motivation, the enjoyment and the level of sport commitment. The result of linear regression analysis showed that the use of channels of communication verbal, no-verbal and the avoidance of communication barriers, as well as high levels of intrinsic motivation and enjoyment during the practice, predicted a future commitment of the participants. In this way, the use of effective communication strategies by the fitness monitor during the interaction with practitioners would increase the motivation of individuals allowing a greater adherence to practice.

Keywords : communication; intrinsic motivation; enjoyment; fitness.

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