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Title: SELF-EFFICACY IN ADULTS THROUGHOUT A SIX-MONTH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTION
Authors: Browne, Dana
Supervisor(s): Dr. Shawn Fraser (Athabasca University)
Examining Committee: Dr. Steve Johnson (Athabasca University)
Dr. Geoff Ball (University of Alberta)
Degree: Master of Health Studies
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: Physical activity
Self-efficacy
Obesity
Issue Date: 28-Apr-2022
Abstract: Self-efficacy is considered a correlate for physical activity; previous research offers contradictory findings regarding this relationship in adults with obesity. This thesis consists of a manuscript examining how task, coping, and scheduling self-efficacy change with physical activity participation and the effectiveness of each self-efficacy type in predicting physical activity among adults with normal BMI values (< 25 kg/m2) and adults with overweight and obese BMI values (≥ 25 kg/m2). A convenience sample of N=84 healthy adults participated in a six-month community-based physical activity program. A Fitbit Flex measured daily step counts and monthly surveys assessed self-efficacy. Self-reported weight and height were used to calculate BMI. Time had a significant effect within subjects but only for the scheduling component; differences between BMI groups were not significant. Coping and scheduling components were most related to step count. Findings could assist in developing more successful physical activity interventions.
Graduation Date: Jun-2022
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/379
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