Intention-behavior gap is wider for walking and moderate physical activity than for vigorous physical activity in university students
|dc.identifier.citation||Rebar, A. and Maher, J. and Doerksen, S. and Elavsky, S. and Conroy, D. 2016. Intention-behavior gap is wider for walking and moderate physical activity than for vigorous physical activity in university students. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 19 (2): pp. 130-134.|
© 2014 Sports Medicine Australia. Objectives: The theory of planned behavior proposes that physical activity is the result of intentions; however little is known about whether the relation between intentions and behavior differs between vigorous, moderate physical activity, and walking. For university students, vigorous physical activity is oftentimes enacted as a goal-directed behavior; whereas walking is oftentimes a means to achieving a goal other than physical activity (e.g., transportation). Design: The study was a one-week prospective study. Methods: Undergraduate students (N = 164) reported intentions for walking, moderate physical activity, and vigorous physical activity and self-reported these behaviors one week later. Results: Hierarchical linear modeling revealed that intentions were more strongly related to vigorous physical activity than to moderate physical activity or walking. Conclusions: Intention-enhancing interventions may effectively promote vigorous physical activity, but other motivational processes may be more appropriate to target in interventions of walking and moderate physical activity.
|dc.title||Intention-behavior gap is wider for walking and moderate physical activity than for vigorous physical activity in university students|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport|
|curtin.department||School of Psychology|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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