EXERCISE BEHAVIOR OF THE PEOPLE WHO EXERCISED AT PUBLIC PARKS IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
The research objective is to study the exercise behavior and opinions of the people on exercise at public parks, Bangkok, Thailand. It is descriptive research. The samples consisted of 206 samples of the people who exercised at public parks, Bangkok. They were selected by convenient sampling. The sample size was calculated by Cohen Table (Cohen, 1992). The research tools were the questionnaires constructed by the researcher and consisted of 5 rating scales answers. The questionnaires were tested for quality with content validity and reliability by Alpha-Coefficient Cronbach which the reliability was 0.89. Data collection was conducted by self-directed questionnaires. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics. The research results showed the samples had the 3 most popular exercises were walking, jogging and aerobic dance. The exercises that the samples do almost every day are jogging, walking, and aerobic dance. With regarding the opinion of exercise it was found that the samples had a moderate level of the opinions about the items of benefits, barriers and exercise ability (X = 3.42, X = 2.54 and X = 2.69 respectively).