Global self-regulation and outcome expectations: Influences on constraint self-regulation and physical activity

Julie S. Son, Deborah L. Kerstetter, Andrew J. Mowen, Laura L. Payne

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Abstract

There is a dearth of research conducted on the possible relationship between the global self-regulatory process of selective optimization with compensation (SOC) and leisure-time physical activity. Even less is known about SOC's relationship to other social-cognitive factors known to influence physical activity. Therefore, this study examined the relationships between global self-regulation, constraint selfregulation, outcome expectations, and leisure-time physical activity with a sample of middle-aged and older adults (N = 271). One of the objectives was to test the interactive effect of global self-regulation and outcome expectations on constraint self-regulation. Another objective was to test the interactive effect of global selfregulation and outcome expectations on multiple measures of leisure-time physical activity. The authors found significant interactions between global self-regulation and outcome expectations for constraint self-regulation and duration of leisure-time physical activity. They discuss these results in terms of their implications for healthpromotion programs to increase the leisure-time physical activity of people 50 years of age and older.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-326
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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