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ERIC Number: EJ930789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1923-6182
Weight Loss Self-Efficacy and Modelled Behaviour: Gaining Competence through Example
Schulz, Benjamin R.; McDonald, Marvin J.
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, v45 n1 p53-67 2011
The Weight Efficacy Life-Style Questionnaire (WEL) and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) assessed self-efficacy and physical activity for 124 volunteers aged 17-61. It was administered before and after participants attended a video modelling workshop. Half of the participants in the treatment and control groups were given copies of the videos to review at home. Predictions were that self-efficacy would increase most for participants who took home the videos after the group-based intervention that was built on models of successful weight loss behaviours. Self-efficacy was also expected to lead to increased physical activity. Results demonstrated that weight loss self-efficacy can be increased by watching successful models. Physical activity, however, did not increase. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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