Volume 29, Issue 1
ALEISURE CONSTRAINED PARTIAL MEDIATION MODEL ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL MECHANISM OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BEHAVIOR FOR THE ELDERLY
Based on the leisure constraint theory, this paper establishes a partial mediation model to study the mechanism of physical activity behavior for the elderly. A total of 863 people over 60 were selected, and evaluated by curve fitting in structural equation modeling (SEM). The partial mediation model was found to be reliable and available, due to its high goodness-of-fit with the evaluated results, the significance of the path coefficient and the value of explained variance (42.7%). Furthermore, it is learned that self-efficacy has a major impact on participation, and leisure-time physical activity behavior can be easily altered by leisure constraints. To sum up, the partial mediation model with leisure constraints is suitable for explaining the mechanism of physical activity behavior for the elderly.
Leisure Constraints Theory, Partial Mediation Model, Leisure Physical Activity, Structural Equation Modeling.