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Effects of self-efficacy and dispositional optimism on adherence to step aerobic exercise classes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8532465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the effects of generalized and domain-specific expectancies on participation in 8 weeks of step aerobic-exercise classes. 154 university students and staff who registered for step aerobic classes completed measures of aerobic self-efficacy and dispositional optimism prior to attending their first class. Attendance was taken at each session by the instructors. A split at the median on attendance classified participants as dropouts or adherers. Analysis indicated that adheres scored significantly higher on self-efficacy that did dropouts. Adherers and dropouts did not differ on dispositional optimism.
K R Fontaine; D F Shaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-29     Completed Date:  1996-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / psychology*
Middle Aged
Physical Fitness / psychology
Self Concept*

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