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Table 1 Perceived barriers to physical activity (N = 445)

From: Perceived personal, social and environmental barriers to weight maintenance among young women: A community survey

Barriers to physical activity Factor loadings Not a barrier (%) A somewhat important barrier (%) A very important barrier (%)
Factor 1: Personal barriers to physical activity (Eigenvalue = 4.21, 38% variance, Cronbach's alpha = 0.76)
Do not have the motivation to do physical activity, exercise or sport 0.58 26 34 40
Not enjoying physical activity, exercise or sport 0.80 57 25 18
Do not have the skills to do physical activity, exercise or sport 0.70 81 14 5
Factor 2: Social support barriers to physical activity (Eigenvalue = 1.13, 10% variance, Cronbach's alpha = 0.68)
No partner's support to be physically active 0.80 78 13 9
No children's support to be physically active 0.82 94 4 2
No friends' support to be physically active 0.57 84 11 5
Factor 3: Environmental barriers to physical activity (Eigenvalue = 1.22, 11% variance, Cronbach's alpha = 0.71)
Do not have enough information about how to increase physical activity 0.75 83 12 5
Not having access to places to do physical activity, exercise or sport 0.57 66 23 11
Not being able to find physical activity facilities that are inexpensive 0.70 49 29 22
Not having the time to be physically active because of job 0.76 42 29 29
Not having the time to be physically active because of family commitments 0.68 63 22 15