Adherence to exercise and physical activity as health-promoting behaviors: Attitudinal and self-efficacy influences

Edward Mcauley, Kerry S. Courneya

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Abstract

In this review, we consider the extant literature dealing with the influential roles of self-efficacy and attitudes in adherence to exercise. In so doing, we provide a brief overview of the tenets of each theory followed by the primary review of each model as it has been applied to exercise behavior in both diseased and asymptomatic population. Next, we offer some recommendations for the practical application of these theoretical models in facilitating physical activity participation. Finally, we conclude with a summary of our approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-77
Number of pages13
JournalApplied and Preventive Psychology
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Exercise adherence
  • Health promotion
  • Intentions
  • Self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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