Social influence and exercise: A meta-analysis.

  title={Social influence and exercise: A meta-analysis.},
  author={Albert V. Carr{\'o}n and Heather A Hausenblas and Diane E. Mack},
  journal={Journal of Sport \& Exercise Psychology},
Using meta-analysis, the impact of a number of manifestations of social influence (important others, family, class leaders, coexercisers, social cohesion, and task cohesion) on exercise behaviors (adherence and compliance), cognitions (intentions and efficacy), and affect (satisfaction and attitude) was examined. The results showed that social influence generally has a small to moderate positive effect (i.e., effect size [ES] from .20 to .50). However, four moderate to large effect sizes (i.e… 
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