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Am J Health Behav. 2002 Mar-Apr;26(2):83-94.

Predicting aerobic versus resistance exercise using the theory of planned behavior.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder 80309-0345, USA. angela.bryan@colorado.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To test the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in aerobic versus resistance training in a prospective design. Relationships between TPB variables, extroversion, and perceived health were examined.

METHODS:

College students (210) completed an initial measurement and a 3-month follow-up assessment. Reasons for exercising were assessed.

RESULTS:

TPB variables, extroversion, and perceived health collectively accounted for substantial variance in aerobic (19%) and resistance exercise (40%). Reasons for exercise included physical, psychological, and social concerns.

CONCLUSION:

Differences in the predictive validity of model constructs suggest potential differential intervention foci for aerobic versus resistance exercise.

PMID:
11926678
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