ERIC Number: EJ1071659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Physical Activity in the Transition to University: The Role of Past Behavior and Concurrent Self-Regulatory Efficacy
Crozier, Alyson J.; Gierc, Madelaine S. H.; Locke, Sean R.; Brawley, Lawrence R.
Journal of American College Health, v63 n6 p380-387 2015
Objective: Two studies were conducted to examine the relationship between past physical activity, concurrent self-regulatory efficacy (CSRE), and current physical activity during the transition to university. Participants: Study 1 included 110 first-year undergraduate students recruited during October/November of 2012. Study 2 involved 86 first-year undergraduate students recruited during October/November of 2013. Methods: Surveys were completed online, concurrently (Study 1) and prospectively (Study 2). Results: CSRE was found to positively predict current physical activity participation in both studies. However, the relation of CSRE to physical activity was attenuated when past behavior was taken into account. Conclusions: Physical activity is one goal that university students pursue concurrently with other goals. Not only is current planned activity related to one's past participation in physical activity, it is also related to self-regulatory beliefs about managing that activity in the new context of university life.
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Correlation, Self Efficacy, College Freshmen, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Predictor Variables, Health Behavior, Leisure Time, Self Esteem, Statistical Analysis, Hypothesis Testing, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada