Exercise addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic: An international study confirming the need for considering passion and perfectionism
EntityUAM. Departamento de Educación Física, Deporte y Motricidad Humana; UAM. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
10.1007/s11469-020-00433-7International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Dec. (2020): 1-12
SubjectsExercise dependence; Individual sport; Reason for exercise; Team sport; Training; Educación
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Various levels of lockdown due to COVID-19 limit people’s habitual physical activity. Individuals addicted to exercise, health-oriented, and team-exercisers could be the most affected. We examined the COVID-19-related changes in exercise volume in 1079 exercisers from eight Spanish-speaking nations based on exercise addiction categories, primary reasons for exercise, and forms of exercise. The COVID-19-related decrease in exercise volume was 49.24% in the sample. The proportion of the risk of exercise addiction was 15.2%. Most (81.7%) of the participants exercised for a health-related reason. These exercisers reported lesser decrease in their exercise volume than those exercising for social reasons. The risk of exercise addiction was inversely related to changes in exercise volume, but after controlling for passion and perfectionism the relationship vanished. The reported effect of COVID-19 on training did not differ between the exercise addiction groups. The findings also confirm that exercise addiction research should control for passion and perfectionism.
Google Scholar:Vega Marcos, Ricardo de la - Almendros, Lucia Jiménez - Barquín, Roberto Ruíz - Boros, Szilvia - Demetrovics, Zsolt - Szabo, Attila
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