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Relationship of social cognitive theory factors to exercise maintenance in adults.
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PMID:  15446639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Modifiable variables related to Bandura's social cognitive theory were tested for their relationship to self-reported retrospective exercise maintenance in 178 adults. Significant bivariate correlations were found between length of adherence to regular moderate-to-vigorous exercise and item clusters reflecting social support (r = .42), self-management ability (r =.39), and ability to tolerate exercise-induced discomfort (r = .60). Stepwise multiple regression analysis indicated that each item cluster significantly contributed to the overall explained variance in length of exercise maintenance over 52 weeks (R2 =.43). When responses from each of the item clusters were summed, participants defined as adherents had significantly higher scores than drop-outs. Discussion emphasized the need for replication and implications for exercise adherence intervention.
James J Annesi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-27     Completed Date:  2004-11-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Psychological Theory*
Self Efficacy
Social Perception*

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