This study was supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) doctoral fellowship awarded to the first author.
Acute Thoughts, Exercise Consistency, and Coping Self-Efficacy1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 32, Issue 10, pages 2134–2153, October 2002
How to Cite
Gyurcsik, N. C., Brawley, L. R. and Langhout, N. (2002), Acute Thoughts, Exercise Consistency, and Coping Self-Efficacy. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32: 2134–2153. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2002.tb02067.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
One study purpose was to determine whether individuals classified with respect to consistency of exercise adherence and acute thinking tone differed on coping self-efficacy, decisional struggle, exercise intention, and affect. A second study purpose was to examine whether coping self-efficacy predicted struggle, intention, and affect. Participants were 160 healthy people (Mage = 25.6 years) exercising in fitness settings. Social cognitive, affect, and exercise consistency measures were obtained concurrently. A multivariate analysis indicated that positive thinkers experienced significantly lower decisional struggle and higher coping self-efficacy compared to negative thinkers. Further, consistent exercisers experienced significantly lower decisional struggle and higher coping self-efficacy, intention, and positive affect compared to inconsistent exercisers. Regression analyses indicated that coping self-efficacy significantly predicted decisional struggle and intention.