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Affective and health-related outcome expectancies for physical activity in older adults.
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PMID:  21867397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study tests the effects of affective and health-related outcome expectancies on physical exercise, assuming stronger direct and indirect (via intention) effects from affective outcome expectancy to physical exercise than from health-related outcome expectancy to exercise. Physical exercise and social cognitive variables were assessed at baseline, and 6- and 12-month follow-up in 335 older adults (60-95 years of age). Applying structural equation modelling, there was a direct effect from affective, but not from health-related outcome expectancy on intentions and behaviour. Also, the indirect effect from self-efficacy on physical exercise via affective outcome expectancy was significant, whereas the mediation via health-related outcome expectancy was not. These findings emphasise the relative importance of affective versus health-related outcome expectancies in predicting intentions and physical exercise in older adults and highlight the importance to separate these facets at a conceptual level to enhance both theory development and health promotion.
Paul Gellert; Jochen P Ziegelmann; Ralf Schwarzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychology & health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-8321     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8807983     Medline TA:  Psychol Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Deparment of Health Psychology , Freie Universität Berlin , Berlin 14195 , Germany.
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