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Personal determinants of leisure-time exercise activities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1454476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the importance of personal determinants such as self-efficacy, beliefs about the contribution of exercise, health locus of control, and dispositional optimism for leisure-time exercise in a working population. The main predictors of such exercise were beliefs and self-efficacy with the generalization of the latter to eat correctly. Beliefs and efficacy expectations were highly correlated. Neither health locus of control nor dispositional optimism was related to leisure-time exercise; however, optimism was related to the positive belief that exercise contributes to health. Ramifications of the findings were carefully described.
S Rabinowitz; S Melamed; E Weisberg; D Tal; J Ribak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-07     Completed Date:  1993-01-07     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:  779-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Internal-External Control
Leisure Activities*
Middle Aged
Self Concept

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