The relationship between self-motivation and action control (decision implementation) as dispositional determinants of exercise adherence

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dc.contributor.advisor Gobble, David C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Aoki, Yuko en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:16Z
dc.date.created 1993 en_US
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1993 .A55 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184614
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between self-motivation and action control (decision implementation) as dispositional determinants of adherence to exercise programs at a worksite setting. Past studies have shown self-motivation to be a good measure of individual difference between those who persist in exercise behavior and those who do not. Theorists have suggested that individuals with a high action orientation are more likely to maintain and enact their intentions than those with a high state orientation. This study attempted to objectively test the theories by determining whether or not "regular" exercisers are more likely to demonstrate a high action control orientation and /or self-motivation than "irregular" exercisers. An attempt was also made to determine whether or not action control might be a stronger exercise adherence predictor than self-motivation.Eighty five hospital employees who were members of the wellness center at Ball Memorial Hospital, completed a demographic questionnaire, the Self-Motivation Inventory, and the Action Control Scale. Correlational analysis data indicated "regular" exercisers were more likely to demonstrate self-motivation than "irregular" exercisers. However, multiple regression analysis indicated that neither action control nor self-motivation accounted for more than 7% of the total variance. Further study is recommended.
dc.description.sponsorship Institute for Wellness
dc.format.extent v, 72 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical fitness -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-care, Health. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-actualization (Psychology) en_US
dc.title The relationship between self-motivation and action control (decision implementation) as dispositional determinants of exercise adherence en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/865960 en_US


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