Beliefs of Blue-collar Workers: Stage of Readiness for Exercise
American Journal of Health Behavior
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.
Blue, Carolyn L.; Black, David R.; Conrad, Karen; and Gretebeck, Kimberlee A., "Beliefs of Blue-collar Workers: Stage of Readiness for Exercise" (2003). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 844.