Predicting Aerobic Versus Resistance Exercise Using the Theory of Planned Behavior
Abstract:Objective: To test the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in aerobic versus resistance training in a prospective design. Relationships between TPB variables, extroversion, and perceived health were examined. Methods: College students (210) completed an initial measurement and a 3-month follow-up assessment. Reasons for exercising were assessed. Results: TPB variables, extroversion, and perceived health collectively accounted for substantial variance in aerobic (19%) and resistance exercise (40%). Reasons for exercise included physical, psychological, and social concerns. Conclusion: Differences in the predictive validity of model constructs suggest potential differential intervention foci for aerobic versus resistance exercise.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Psychology, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Publication date: 2002-03-01
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