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ERIC Number: EJ823643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Predicting Vigorous Physical Activity Using Social Cognitive Theory
Petosa, R. Lingyak; Suminski, Rick; Hortz, Brian
American Journal of Health Behavior, v27 n4 p301-310 2003
Objective: To test Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) in predicting future vigorous physical activity among college students. Methods: College students (n=350) completed a set of instruments measuring SCT constructs. Their vigorous physical activity was tracked for 4 weeks. Results: Exercise role identity, self-regulation, outcome expectancy value, social support, self-efficacy, and positive exercise experience accounted for 27% of the variance in days of vigorous physical activity. Conclusion: The results supported the use of SCT in understanding factors associated with vigorous physical activity rates among college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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