Correlates of physical activity self-efficacy among breast cancer survivors

Laura Q. Rogers, Edward McAuley, Kerry S. Courneya, Steven J. Verhulst

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Objective: To determine physical activity (PA) self-efficacy correlates in breast cancer survivors. Methods: Mail survey of 192 breast cancer survivors. Results: Structural equation analyses demonstrated significant and direct associations for perceived PA barriers (β=-.29), fatigue (β=-.24), social support (β=.12), enjoyment (β=.12), and prediagnosis PA (β=.11) with barriers self-efficacy. Prediagnosis PA (β=.51), social support (β=.26), and barriers self-efficacy (β=.13) demonstrated direct associations with current leisure PA. Task self-efficacy analysis results were similar except perceived barriers and prediagnosis PA were not associated with task self-efficacy. Conclusions: Multiple potential efficacy correlates exist and may vary based on the aspect of self-efficacy examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-603
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2008


  • Exercise
  • Health education
  • Oncology
  • Prevention
  • Survivorship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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