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Moderating effect of regulatory focus on burnout and exercise behavior.
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PMID:  24665791     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Applying Higgins' regulatory focus, which assumes that people pursue goals using means that match their self-regulatory motivation, the authors examined whether individual's promotion- or prevention-focused motivations in work would decrease participation in physical activity. Participants were 197 employees (163 men, 34 women, M age = 39 yr.) in five different Taiwanese manufacturing firms. They responded to Copenhagen Burnout Inventory, the Regulatory Focus Questionnaire, and Exercise Behavior at two different times, 8-10 weeks apart. Promotion-oriented regulatory focus significantly moderated the relationship between burnout and exercise, but prevention-oriented focus did not. BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol, and work hours contributed small but significant amounts of variance. A prevention focus was associated with more time for physical activity, even when participants were tired, supporting regulatory focus theory.
Huai-Liang Liang; Yueh-Tzu Kao; Cheng-Chen Lin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
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Created Date:  2014-03-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  696-708     Citation Subset:  IM    
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