Application of a social cognitive model in explaining physical activity in Iranian female adolescents.

@article{Taymoori2010ApplicationOA,
  title={Application of a social cognitive model in explaining physical activity in Iranian female adolescents.},
  author={Parvaneh Taymoori and Ryan E. Rhodes and Tanya R Berry},
  journal={Health education research},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={257-67}
}
Adolescent Iranian girls are at high risk for physical inactivity due to cultural barriers such as restrictions regarding exercising in public and research is needed to explore ethnic and gender-related factors associated with physical activity (PA) participation. Using social cognitive theory as the guiding model, the purpose of this study was to test the fit and strength of barriers self-efficacy, outcome expectations, self-regulation and social support in explaining PA in female Iranian… CONTINUE READING