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Table 1 Descriptives (means and standard deviations) of psychological need satisfaction (BPNES), behavioural regulations (BREQ-2), and exercise (LTEQ) last six months (PA), across gender and age groups

From: Need satisfaction, motivational regulations and exercise: moderation and mediation effects

  Gender Age
  Men Women Younger Older Total
(n = 286) (n = 805) (18–45) (46–78) sample
   (n = 539) (n = 501) (N = 1091)
BPNES      
 Autonomy 4.0 (.84) 4.1 (.80) 4.0 (.81) 4.1 (.81) 4.1 (.81)
 Competence 3.8 (.84) 3.8 (.82) 3.8 (.82) 3.8 (.83) 3.7 (.82)
 Relatedness 3.9 (1.1) 3.8 (1.0) 3.8 (1.00) 3.8 (1.09) 3.8 (1.0)
 Global need 11.7 (2.3) 11.7 (2.3) 11.6 (2.2) 11.7 (2.3) 11.7 (2.3)
BREQ-2      
 Amotivation 1.1 (.30) 1.1 (.24) 1.1 (.28) 1.1 (.23) 1.1 (.25)
 External reg. 1.2 (.39) 1.1 (.34) 1.2 (.38) 1.1 (.32) 1.1 (.35)
 Introjected reg. 2.1 (.73) 2.2 (.78) 2.3 (.75) 2.0 (.77) 2.2 (.77)
 Identified reg. 3.2 (.66) 3.2 (.63) 3.2 (.65) 3.2 (.62) 3.2 (.63)
 Intrinsic reg. 3.2 (.70) 3.3 (.69) 3.3 (.70) 3.3 (.67) 3.3 (.70)
LTEQ      
 Strenuous 2.2 (1.8) 1.8 (1.6) 2.1 (1.9) 1.6 (1.5) 1.9 (1.7)
 Moderate 2.9 (3.5) 3.7 (2.6) 3.3 (2.4) 3.7 (3.3) 3.5 (2.9)
 Light 3.6 (4.1) 3.8 (2.9) 3.8 (3.2) 3.6 (3.3) 3.7 (3.3)
  1. global need = total need satisfaction factor; reg = regulation