Title

Beliefs of Blue-collar Workers: Stage of Readiness for Exercise

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2003

Publisher

PNG Publications

Source Publication

American Journal of Health Behavior

Source ISSN

1087-3244

Abstract

Objective: To address a theoretical debate regarding contributions of self-efficacy and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in explaining the amount of variance in stage of readiness to exercise among blue-collar workers.

Method: A validated questionnaire was used for assessment.

Results: LISREL indicated that self-efficacy had the most influence on stage and TPB constructs were subjugated to self-efficacy. Univariate analyses indicated that self-efficacy and TPB variables are important for intervention.

Conclusions: Self-efficacy plays a major role in explaining exercise stage among high-risk blue-collar workers, and self-efficacy and TPB constructs are important to consider in designing interventions.

Comments

American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol 27, No. 4 (July 2003): 408-420. DOI.

Kimberlee Gretebeck was affiliated with the University of Michigan at the time of publication.

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