Protection motivation theory: Is this a worthwhile theory for physical activity promotion?

Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Linda Trinh

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Abstract

This article reviews the published studies in the physical activity domain, which include novel hypothesis from our laboratory, that have tested Rogers' Protection Motivation Theory. Across the various population groups, the theory's coping appraisal is generally supported; however, there is limited support for the theory's threat components. Implications of these findings are discussed from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Exercise
  • Heart disease
  • Self-efficacy
  • Social-cognitive models
  • Threat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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