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.
- Exercise adherence
- Health promotion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health