Physical activity in middle-aged and young-old adults: the roles of self-efficacy, barriers, outcome expectancies, self-regulatory behaviors and social support.

@article{Ayotte2010PhysicalAI,
  title={Physical activity in middle-aged and young-old adults: the roles of self-efficacy, barriers, outcome expectancies, self-regulatory behaviors and social support.},
  author={Brian J. Ayotte and Jennifer A Margrett and Julie Hicks-Patrick},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={173-85}
}
This study tests the associations of self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, perceived barriers, self-regulatory behaviors and social support with physical activity. Data from 116 married community-dwelling middle-aged and young-old couples (M = 58.86 years, SD = 7.16, range = 50 to 75) were collected via mail-in survey. The model indicated that self-efficacy was directly and indirectly related to physical activity through outcome expectancies, perceived barriers and self-regulatory behaviors. The… CONTINUE READING
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