Intrapersonal Determinants of Sedentary Behavior Physical Activity among Civil Servants in Southern Ethiopia

Markos Yohannes


Objectives: To identify and determine personal pressure limiting people to participate in physical activity or influencing to sit too much. Methods: The study was a cross sectional survey conducted in SNNPR region in the year 2015 in Ethiopia. Stratified cluster sampling method was employed to select 375 representative samples ranging from18 - 65 years old adults 59.7% men and 40.7% women. The amount of error can be tolerated, that is with margin error of 5%, 95% confidence level and 50% response distribution. IBM SPSS Statistics version 20 was used to analyze descriptive and inferential data. Data were collected using self reporting intrapersonal (individual) determinants such as self efficiency, attitudes towards PA, and biological questions and analyzed using Chi-square test to evaluate association between gender and self efficiency. Crosstab was employed to describe relationship between IDV and DV and also A multiple regression model was run to see the predictability of IDV on DV. Kruskal wallis H test was used to see whether differences are exist in between demographic factors and biological determinants. Result: Attitude towards PA and self efficiency cannot be considered as intrapersonal determining factors where as overall biological factors found significant determinants of SB PA. Statistically significant difference observed in between biological factors and some demographic factors. Conclusion: Education awareness and intervention to fight SB and promote PA is highly needed to enhance people health and enjoyable life thereby overcoming intrapersonal determinants beside interpersonal determinants.

Keywords: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Determinants, Sedentary Behavior, Physical Activity


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