The mediating effect of goal setting on exercise efficacy of efficacious older adults

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dc.contributor.advisor Wayda, Valerie K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Cleland, Sharon M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:24Z
dc.date.created 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2001 .C59 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187115
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to ascertain the mediating effect of two types of goal setting conditions (self-set and assigned set goals) on exercise intensity, exercise efficacy and perceived physical ability of efficacious older adults participating in a fitness program. In addition, this study examined the extent to which the four sources of self-efficacy influenced walking self-efficacy and perceived physical ability. Sixteen older adults, who were participating in a fitness program, were randomly assigned to either the self-set or assigned set goal condition. The self-set group selected an exercise intensity (i.e., target heart rate range) each week prior to the walking bout, while the assigned set group were designated an exercise intensity (i.e., target heart rate range) each week before their walking session. The same walking duration was implemented for both goal groups throughout the eight-week goal-setting program. Heart rate monitors were used to collect information on exercise intensity. In week one, walking self-efficacy (WSE), exercise intensity and perceived physical ability (PPA) were collected. For weeks two through seven WSE, exercise intensity, goal setting post-questionnaire (only for the assigned group) were collected. In week eight, WSE, PPA, exercise intensity, and sources of self-efficacy were collected. The results revealed that goal condition had no significant effect on exercise intensity, perceived physical ability, and walking self-efficacy. However, this study assisted participants in becoming more aware of their heart rate (exercise intensity) by observing their heart rate monitors.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent viii, 112 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical fitness for older people -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise for older people -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation (Psychology) in old age. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Goal (Psychology) en_US
dc.title The mediating effect of goal setting on exercise efficacy of efficacious older adults en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1204203 en_US


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