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ERIC Number: EJ787553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Effect of Certified Personal Trainer Services on Stage of Exercise Behavior and Exercise Mediators in Female College Students
Fischer, Donald V.; Bryant, Jennifer
Journal of American College Health, v56 n4 p369-376 Jan-Feb 2008
Objective: The authors examined the effect of certified personal trainer services on exercise behavior by using the transtheoretical model of behavioral change. Participants: Female college students (n = 449) completed surveys during the first week (T1) and last week (T2) of the fall semester. Methods: Students receiving personal trainer services during the fall semester (experimental group, n = 31) were cross-matched with students who had not received services (control group, n = 31). Results: The control group demonstrated a statistically significant regression in stage of exercise change scores; the experimental group did not. The authors found the 2 groups to have a statistically significant difference in the pattern of exercise behavior change over the course of the semester, with more active maintainers and progressors in the experimental group. Conclusions: Cognitive and behavioral processes of change, decisional balance, and scheduling self-efficacy significantly decreased in the control group, whereas cognitive processes of change, decisional balance, and scheduling self-efficacy remained statistically unchanged in the experimental group. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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