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TitlePredictors of exercise practice: from intention to exercise behavior
Author(s)Gomes, A. Rui
Morais, Rita
Carneiro, Luís
KeywordsIntention
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.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/45188
DOI10.5923/j.sports.20170702.06
ISSN2169-8759
e-ISSN2169-8791
Publisher versionhttp://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.sports.20170702.06.html
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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