Exercise self-identity: interactions with social comparison and exercise behaviour.

@article{Verkooijen2013ExerciseSI,
  title={Exercise self-identity: interactions with social comparison and exercise behaviour.},
  author={Kirsten T. Verkooijen and Gert-Jan de Bruijn},
  journal={Psychology, health & medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          490-9
        }
}
Possible interactions among exercise self-identity, social comparison and exercise behaviour were explored in a sample of 417 undergraduate students (mean age = 21.5, SD = 3.0; 73% female). Two models were examined using self-report data; (1) a mediation model which proposed an association between social comparison and exercise behaviour mediated by exercise self-identity and (2) a moderation model proposing an association between exercise behaviour and self-identity moderated by social… CONTINUE READING