Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2017)

Social Support and Leisure Exercise of Female College Students A Mediating Effect of Gender-role Conflict

Authors
Baolin Dong, Huan Zhang
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Baolin Dong
Available Online June 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-17.2017.259How to use a DOI?
Keywords
female students; social support; gender-role conflict; leisure exercise
Abstract
Investigate the influence of social support on leisure exercise of female college students as well as the mediating effect of gender-role conflict. Through using the Social Support Scale for University Students (SSS-US), Sage's Role Conflict Inventory (RCI) and the Physical Activity Rating Scale (PARS-3), this paper makes investigation on 560 female college students. Results indicated that female students could feel a higher social support and a lower gender-role conflict, but their leisure exercise is not ideal. Female social support and leisure exercise are different on the level of gender role conflict. Social support and gender-role conflict are the important antecedent variables of female students' leisure exercise, and they significantly affect female leisure exercise. Gender-role conflict has a partial mediating effect in social support explaining female leisure exercise, and the mediating effect was 23.10% of the total effect. Conclusions: Giving more social support and recognition as well as through changing the traditional gender concept to ease the gender-role conflict might be a crucial link that cultivating the habit of physical exercise and promoting the autonomy of leisure exercise.
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