Michelle Renée Umstattd

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BACKGROUND This study explored relationships between physical activity (PA) behaviors and emotional self-efficacy (ESE) in a statewide sample of public high school adolescents in South Carolina (n=3836). METHODS The Center for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Survey PA items and an adolescent ESE scale were used. Logistic regression analyses and(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between self-regulation and physical activity (PA) in older adults. METHODS A convenience sample (N=284) of older adults (M age=70.4 years) was surveyed. RESULTS Multivariate analyses controlling for self-efficacy and socio-demographic variables revealed that using self-regulatory strategies more extensively, being(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)
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)
BACKGROUND Evidence supports the role of physical and social environments in active living, including perception of environment. However, measurement of perceived environments in rural settings is lacking. This study describes the development of the Rural Active Living Perceived Environmental Support Scale (RALPESS). METHODS Premised on social ecological(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the environmental characteristics of ten universities, comparing the extent to which physical infra-structures are able to support a route-based walking intervention. METHOD Following protocol standardization between and within sites, major pedestrian routes at main suburban campuses in seven countries (Australia, Canada,(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this pilot study was to examine demographic, health, behavioral, and social cognitive correlates of perceived worksite environmental support for physical activity (PA) in middle-age adults. METHODS A convenience sample (N = 173) of University employees in the Southeastern U.S. (mean age = 45) was surveyed using an(More)
The purpose of the present study was to examine the nature of the relationships among dispositional optimism/pessimism, self-efficacy, and physical function in a cross-sectional sample of older women (N = 249, M age = 69 years). Initial bivariate analyses indicated that both pessimism and self-efficacy, but not optimism, were significantly correlated with(More)
BACKGROUND Body satisfaction has not been well studied among mid-life and older adults despite age-related changes in body appearance and function. PURPOSE The objective of this study is to examine predictors of change in body appearance satisfaction and body function satisfaction in an adult sample (n = 1,839; mean age= 69). METHODS Participants took(More)
Jennifer Adams Mustafa al’Absi Arianna Aldridge Sharif Alruzzeh Marni Amsellem Kofi Anie Susan Backhouse Simon Bacon Hoda Badr Rajni Banthia Steven Barger Sean Barrett Susan Bartlett Melanie Bean Ellen Beckjord Maureen Benjamins Eric Benotsch Sophie Bergeron Jamie Bodenlos Jill Bormann Belinda Borrelli Bret Boyer Peter Brawer Tracey Brickell Elizabeth(More)