Jeffrey S. Hallam

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Many work-site physical activity interventions use theoretical variables in the design of their programs. Yet, these interventions do not document the degree of change in theoretical variables produced by the intervention. This study examined the construct validity of an intervention designed to affect social cognitive theory variables linked to exercise(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate a 12-week social cognitive theory (SCT)-based email intervention designed to influence the physical activity of survivors of breast cancer. METHODS Seventy-four volunteers (intervention group, n = 36; control group, n = 38) were recruited by mass email and written letter solicitation. Participants completed a(More)
OBJECTIVE Develop rural-specific assessment tools to be used by researchers and practitioners to measure the activity-friendliness of rural communities. METHOD The tools were created through a mixed-methods investigation into the determinants of physical activity among rural populations. This informed the development of a conceptual framework defining(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to determine whether students consume alcohol in greater quantities when drinking in celebration of an event or holiday versus typical drinking use. Celebratory occasions include tailgating during football games, holidays, and the beginning and ending of academic semesters. PARTICIPANTS Traditional undergraduates,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop a self-report instrument to measure perceived physical and social environmental factors in the worksite setting that are shown to influence physical activity. DESIGN Initial items were generated from a review of the literature and were sent out for peer and expert panel review. A revised questionnaire was(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of age, gender, tobacco-related knowledge, treatment modality, and changes in smoking patterns on intention to quit tobacco use among individuals participating in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment in Ohio. Of the 791 SUD program attendees, 91.7% currently used tobacco, with cigarette smoking(More)
Psychosocial smoking prevention programs can decrease adolescent smoking initiation. This study determined if the theoretical variables targeted in a psychosocial smoking prevention program can be improved significantly by participation in a smoking prevention program. The Social Cognitive Theory constructs examined included behavioral capability to resist(More)
The foundation of a logic model or any theory-based planning model is the identification of the behavioral antecedents and the relationship of these variables to the target behavior. Applying theoretical concepts to specific behaviors and populations is often challenging for practitioners and program planning students. The challenge comes from the abstract(More)
Exercise is consistently related to physical and psychological health benefits in older adults. Bandura's social-cognitive theory (SCT) is one theoretical perspective on understanding and predicting exercise behavior. Thus, the authors examined whether three SCT variables-self-efficacy, self-regulation, and outcome-expectancy value-predicted older adults'(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore misperceptions and predictors of misperceptions of celebration and general drinking norms. Participants were traditional college students (N=214). METHODS An online questionnaire was developed to assess personal drinking behavior and perceived drinking norms. RESULTS Significant misperceptions exist among students regarding their(More)