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The pattern of influence of perceived behavioral control upon exercising behavior: an application of Ajzen's theory of planned behavior.
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PMID:  8433359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the present studies was to verify the basic assumptions underlying the theory of planned behavior for the prediction of exercising intentions and behavior among adults of the general population (study 1) and a group of pregnant women (study 2). In both studies, baseline data were collected at home with trained interviewers and with the use of paper-and-pencil questionnaires. The self-report on behavior was obtained 6 months (study 1) and between 8 and 9 months (study 2) after baseline data collection. In study 1, perceived behavioral control influenced behavior only through intention. In study 2, none of the Ajzen model variables was associated to exercising behavior. Nonetheless, intention was influenced by attitude, habit, and perceived behavioral control. The results of the present studies suggest that perceived behavioral control contributes to the understanding of intentions to exercise but not to the prediction of exercising behavior.
G Godin; P Valois; L Lepage
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of behavioral medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0160-7715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Behav Med     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-15     Completed Date:  1993-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807105     Medline TA:  J Behav Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ecole des sciences infirmières, Pavillon Comtois, Université Laval, Ste-Foy, Québec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Exercise / psychology*
Follow-Up Studies
Health Behavior*
Internal-External Control*
Personality Inventory
Pregnancy / psychology*
Social Values

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