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1- K.N. Toosi University of Technology
2- University of Tehran
3- , Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch , dr.asadolahi@yahoo.com
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 So far, there has been a lot of scattered research on various aspects of the benefits of physical activity for women in various disciplines, but there has been no coherent analysis and theorizing. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to identify, categorize and examine the types of benefits of physical activity for Iranian women at different stages of life and to theorize about the process and impact of experiencing the benefits of physical activity on primary motivations. The research method was Grounded Theory, systematic approach. Sampling was theoretical. Data analysis was performed through continuous "questioning" and "comparison". In-order-to achieve saturation while reviewing specialized texts, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 136 Iranian-women aged 7-78 who were regularly participate in physical-activity in addition to 17 mothers and 6 fathers. The findings of the present study show that the benefits of physical activity for Iranian women can be classified into six general categories: (1) "health development", (2) "motor development", (3) "socio-behavioral development", (4) "enrichment of leisure time", (5) "Beauty" and (6) "Prevention and Treatment". Findings also showed that experiencing the benefits of physical activity strongly influences the modulation of initial motivations and the formation of strong and lasting motivations. According to the research findings; Cultural-sports managers should include all the important benefits of physical activity experienced by women at different stages of life in the content of Iranian women's physical activity promotion programs and do not suffice to provide general and specialized intangible content.
Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: motor behavior
Received: 2022/04/14 | Accepted: 2022/12/20 | ePublished ahead of print: 2022/12/20

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