Campus Units

Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-5-2010

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Health Psychology

Volume

15

Issue

2

First Page

173

Last Page

185

Abstract

This study tests the associations of self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, perceived barriers, self-regulatory behaviors and social support with physical activity. Data from 116 married community-dwelling middle-aged and young-old couples (M = 58.86 years, SD = 7.16, range = 50 to 75) were collected via mail-in survey. The model indicated that self-efficacy was directly and indirectly related to physical activity through outcome expectancies, perceived barriers and self-regulatory behaviors. The results clarify the associations among the social cognitive constructs and physical activity, and suggest that interventions targeting multiple social cognitive constructs could increase the activity levels of middle-aged and young-old adults.

Comments

This article is published as Ayotte, Brian J., Jennifer A. Margrett, and Julie Hicks-Patrick. "Physical activity in middle-aged and young-old adults: the roles of self-efficacy, barriers, outcome expectancies, self-regulatory behaviors and social support." Journal of Health Psychology 15, no. 2 (2010): 173-185. Posted with permission.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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