Document Type : Research Paper


1 MSc Student of Sport Psychology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The aim of the present study was to study the relationship of motive for health and vitality and enjoyment with the level of adherence of female participants to sport for all (Karaj city). The research method was descriptive-correlation and survey and all women (N=650) participating in sport for all in Karaj city in 2016 formed the statistical population of this study. 243 subjects were selected as the sample according to Morgan table. Hong Yong Lin (2010) international sport participation questionnaire and Scanlan (1993) sport commitment questionnaire were used to collect data after their validity and reliability were determined. The results showed a positive and significant relationship between vitality and enjoyment (correlation coefficient R=0.376) as the first priority and motive for health (correlation coefficient R=0.216) as the second priority and adherence. Therefore, given these findings on the effect of sport for all on vitality, enjoyment and physical and mental health, especially in women as one of the pillars of social health, it is recommended that authorities should pay more attention to the priorities of vitality and enjoyment and provide more facilities for them.


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