Interactive social cognitive model of leisure-time physical activity in mid to late life

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

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-70
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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