Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

TitlePredictors of exercise practice: from intention to exercise behavior
Author(s)Gomes, A. Rui
Morais, Rita
Carneiro, Luís
Perception of exercise practice
Exercise behavior
Predictors of exercise
Issue dateMar-2017
PublisherScientific & Academic Publishing
JournalInternational Journal of Sports Science
CitationGomes, A. R., Morais. R., & Carneiro, L. (2017). Predictors of exercise practice: From intention to exercise behavior. International Journal of Sports Science, 7(2), 56-65. 10.5923/j.sports.20170702.06.
Abstract(s)This study analyzed the predictor variables of participants’ intentions to exercise, subjective perception of exercise, and objective exercise behavior. For that it was adopted a cross-sectional design with follow-up measures of exercise behavior that was evaluated for a period of three months. The study included 304 participants (female = 198, 65%) aged between 14 to 73 years (M = 36.11; SD = 13.17) exercising in private fitness centers. We evaluated three sets of variables: personal (age and gender), physical activity (past exercise behavior), and psychological characteristics of participants (including variables from the Theory of Planned Behavior, the Transtheoretical Model, Self-determination Theory, and Emotional and Affective States Theory). The combination of independent variables most strongly predicted intention to exercise (71% of the variance), followed by subjective perceptions of exercise (38%), and last, by exercise behavior (16%). Results implicate the need to accommodate new variables and theoretical approaches to explain exercise behavior.
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CIPsi - Artigos (Papers)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2-Artigo-Predic phys exer-R Gomes, R Morais, L Carneiro-IJSS.pdf315,58 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons

Partilhe no FacebookPartilhe no TwitterPartilhe no DeliciousPartilhe no LinkedInPartilhe no DiggAdicionar ao Google BookmarksPartilhe no MySpacePartilhe no Orkut
Exporte no formato BibTex mendeley Exporte no formato Endnote Adicione ao seu ORCID