COVID-19 Lockdown and Physical Activity: How Do Sexes React?
Christos Konstantinidis 1, Doukas Konstantoulas 1, Evangelos Bebetsos 1 * , George Bebetsos 1
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1 Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, GREECE* Corresponding Author

Abstract

According to the World Health Organization, the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic raises concerns about increased panic and increased anxiety in people who are trapped in either a real or a theoretical coronavirus threat. This preliminary study aimed to investigate how adults cope with a pandemic lockdown concerning Physical Activity. The sample consisted of 904 people, 417 men, and 487 women. The participants completed the Greek revised version of the “Planned Behavior Theory” questionnaire. ANOVA analyses revealed that men increased their physical activity involvement but on the contrary, women decreased theirs. Overall, results identified the importance of recording adult intentions for PA in a state/period of incarceration and its important role for the future shaping of health behaviors.

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Article Type: Research Article

AQUADEMIA, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2021, Article No: ep21007

https://doi.org/10.21601/aquademia/10808

Publication date: 01 Apr 2021

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