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

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carolyn L. Blue, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: 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.

Additional Information

Publication
American Journal of Health Behavior 2003; 27(4): 408-420
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Theory of planned behavior, Self-efficacy, Stage of change, Exercise, Working class