The attribution roles and self-efficacy in determining individual exercise behavior

Mohamad Nizam Nazarudin and Shamsharizal Abd Aziz and Soh, Kim Geok and M.S. Omar-Fauzee and Yahya Don and Yaakob Daud and Nagoor Meera Abdullah and Vincent Parnabas and Nina Sustrena (2013) The attribution roles and self-efficacy in determining individual exercise behavior. International Journal of Management Sciences, 1 (10). pp. 405-415. ISSN 2310-2845


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The main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between exercise self-efficacy and attributions with exercise behavior and to what extent the two independent variables that can determine the individual exercise behavior. Respondents are consists of 274 students (86 men, 188 women) aged between 20 and 24 years (M = 21.31, SD = 1.27). They were undergraduate students in various fields of specialization at the Institute of Teacher Education, Islamic Education Campus, Ministry of Education Malaysia. The Godin Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ; Godin & Shephard, 1985) is used to determine the level of their involvement in physical activity within a week. While the independent variables of exercise self-efficacy is measured using the Marcus’ Self-efficacy for Exercise Questionnaire (Marcus, Selby, Niaura, & Rossi, 1992) and the revised Causal Dimension Scale (CDSII; McAuley, Duncan, & Russell, 1992) was used for measuring their attributions towards success and failure in physical activity. The findings showed there was a weak relationship between exercise self-efficacy and exercise behavior, and exercise self-efficacy also contributed significantly to the behavior of exercise. However, the four dimensions of attribution does not show a significant relationship with exercise behavior. The study is expected to enhance the understanding of motivational factors that contribute to the individual exercise behavior.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attributions, Exercise self-efficacy, Student-teachers, Individual exercise behavior
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 09:54
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 10:15

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