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Perceived benefits of and barriers to exercise and stage of exercise adoption in young adults.
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PMID:  9152707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
College students (N = 432) completed questionnaires assessing current exercise participation, intention to become more active, perceived benefits of exercise, and perceived barriers to exercise. Confirmatory factor analyses of the benefit and barrier items suggested that a model containing 4 benefit factors (social, psychological, body image, and health) and 4 barrier factors (time-effort, social, physical effects, and specific obstacles) fit better than other models with fewer factors. Subscales derived from these factors revealed specific differences across participants who were categorized into 1 of 4 stages of exercise adoption. These findings confirm the multidimensional nature of perceived benefits of and barriers to exercise. Implications for the promotion and maintenance of exercise are discussed.
R S Myers; D L Roth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0278-6133     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Psychol     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-17     Completed Date:  1997-07-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211523     Medline TA:  Health Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294-1170, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Health Promotion

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