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Rodgers, Wendy M.; Markland, David; Selzler, Anne-Marie; Murray, Terra C.; Wilson, Philip M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
This article examined the conceptual and statistical distinction between perceived competence and self-efficacy. Although they are frequently used interchangeably, it is possible that distinguishing them might assist researchers in better understanding their roles in developing enduring adaptive behavior patterns. Perceived competence is conceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exercise, Self Efficacy, Self Concept
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Dugas, Michelle; Gaudreau, Patrick; Carraro, Natasha – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 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.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Undergraduate Students, Goal Orientation