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Theory of Planned Behavior and Intention to Exercise: Effects of Setting

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Objectives: To explore whether setting type (structured versus unstructured) might moderate the relationship between specific theory of planned behavior (TPB) constructs and exercise intention. It was hypothesized that perceived behavioral control (PBC) would predict intention only in an unstructured setting. Methods: Students (N=122) completed a questionnaire that assessed TPB constructs and exercise intention for a structured (sign up) or unstructured setting (no sign up). Results: Simple slopes analysis of the significant interaction revealed PBC was a predictor of intention only in the unstructured setting. Conclusions: This provides support for the suggestion that the effect of PBC on exercise intention would be moderated by setting.


Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Professor, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 2: Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, USA 3: Graduate Student, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Publication date: 2012-03-01

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