Title

The fitness facility membership questionnaire: A measure of reasons for joining

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1997

Department

Human Performance and Recreation

Abstract

This study describes the development of the Fitness Facility Membership Questionnaire of 43 items, designed to identify reasons for joining a fitness facility. Items were generated from responses to an open-ended questionnaire. A 50-item version of the questionnaire was completed by 152 members of five community-based fitness facilities. Principal components analysis with varimax rotation yielded 8 factors, accounting for 63.8% of the variance. The factors were labeled Socialization, Aquatic-related Facilities, Extrinsic Motivation, Recreational Facilities, Intrinsic Motivation, Resistance Equipment, Aerobic Equipment, and Amenities. The internal consistency of the eight factors was acceptable with Cronbach coefficients alpha ranging from .72 to .89. Discriminant analysis of responses is also presented.

Publication Title

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS

Volume

85

Issue

3

First Page

907

Last Page

916

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