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Table 2 Results for ego-involving and task-involving climate items in Abbreviated Perceived Motivational Climate in Sport Questionnaire (N = 102)

From: Motivational climate of group exercise sessions in nursing homes

 ItemsCompletely agree N(%)Partly agree
N (%)
Neutral
N(%)
Partly disagree N(%)Completely disagree N(%)
Ego-involvingMembers are hesitant/embarrassed to ask the instructor/staff for help2 (2.0)8 (7.8)1 (1.0)21 (20.6)70 (68.6)
The instructor/ staff gives most of his/her attention to only a few members (high status, most fit, etc.)1 (1.0)7 (6.9)0 (0)13 (12.7)81 (79.4)
Members feel embarrassed if they do not know how to use the equipment or perform the exercise/skill/drill0 (0)9 (8.8)0 (0)26 (25.5)67 (65.7)
Members are encouraged to do better than other members5 (4.9)0 (0)2 (2.0)28 (27.5)67 (65.7)
The instructor/staff makes it clear who he/she thinks are the most fit and/or skilled members0 (0)3 (3.0)0 (0)17 (16.7)82 (80.4)
Members are excited when they do better than their fellow classmates1 (1.0)20 (19.6)0 (0)23 (22.5)58 (56.9)
Task-involvingThe instructor/staff encourages us to try new exercises/skills33 (32.4)28 (27.5)1 (1.0)25 (24.5)14 (13.7)
Members of all fitness levels are made to feel valued49 (48.0)46 (45.1)1 (1.0)4 (3.9)2 (2.0)
Members are rewarded and noticed when they try hard20 (19.6)22 (21.6)3 (3.0)34 (33.3)23 (22.5)
The instructor/staff encourages members to help each other12 (11.8)24 (23.5)1 (1.0)17 (16.7)48 (47.1)
The instructor/staff emphasizes always trying your best67 (65.7)26 (25.5)0 (0)6 (5.9)3 (2.9)
The focus is to keep improving on each exercise/skill each class session43 (42.)35 (34.3)0 (0)22 (21.6)2 (2.0)
  1. N Number, % Percentage