This paper examines: (1) The demographic characteristics of different marital statuses of drug dependents; (2) differences in exercise attitudes and family function by marital status; and (3) if family function factors correlated with exercise attitudes and if exercise attitude factors correlated with family function. Multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVAs) revealed significant differences in drug dependents’ exercise attitudes between married and single groups (p < 0.05) and the married and “other” groups (p < 0.01). Furthermore, we observed significant differences in drug dependents’ family function between married and single groups (p < 0.01) and married and other groups (p<0.05). Regression analyses indicated that communication [Fchange (1,1791) = 137.819; p < 0.001] was a significant positive predictor for drug dependents’ exercise attitude, accounting for 7.1% of the observed variance. Moreover, 50% of the variance was explained by willingness [Fchange (1,1791) = 850.49, p < 0.001] and control [Fchange (1,1790) = 141.415, p < 0.001], which were two significant predictors of drug dependents’ family function. Findings of this study were: (1) Exercise attitude and family function of married drug dependents were better than single drug dependents and other marital status addicts; (2) communication was observed as a factor of family function that correlated with exercise attitude; and (3) willingness was related with family function.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International journal of environmental research and public health|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2020|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding: This work was supported by the National Social Science Foundation of China (grant number 17ZDA330) and by the China Scholarship Council “Visiting PhD. Student Program” (grant number 201908310141).
- Behavior control
- Drug addiction
- Drug dependence
- Drug rehabilitation
- Physical activity and exercise