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ERIC Number: EJ990069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Implementation Planning and Progress on Physical Activity Goals: The Mediating Role of Life-Management Strategies
Dugas, Michelle; Gaudreau, Patrick; Carraro, Natasha
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v83 n1 p77-85 Mar 2012
This 4-week prospective study examined whether the use of life-management strategies mediates the relationship between implementation planning and short-term progress on physical activity goals. In particular, the strategies of elective selection, compensation, and loss-based selection were disentangled to assess their specific mediating effects. Results from a sample of 131 undergraduate students showed that, as a composite, life-management strategies fully mediated the relationship between planning and goal progress. More specifically, decomposing the effects demonstrated that only elective selection and compensation mediated the association between planning and greater progress on a personal physical activity goal. Results are discussed in light of their practical implications and contributions to the personal goal literature. (Contains 2 notes, 1 table, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada