Objective: To examine the interactive effects of exercise identity (EI) and outcome expectations (OE) on constraints, constraint self-regulation, and leisure-time physical activity (LTPA). Methods: Surveyed a convenience sample of middle-aged and older adults (N=271) at a metropolitan park agency in the Midwest. Results: The final reduced model predicted 24% of the variance in LTPA, including an indirect effect of EI x OE through intrapersonal constraints. Conclusion: Results suggest that these social cognitive factors are useful in understanding lowto high-intensity LTPA and have implications for LTPA programs for adults aged 50 and older.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health(social science)
- Social Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health