This study was undertaken with the approval of the Human Ethics Committee of the University of Sydney and in accordance with the guidelines of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. The study was supported by grants from the National Heart Foundation of Australia (Grant No. E93S0136) and the Research Grants Scheme of the University of Sydney. The authors thank Judy Simpson for her statistical guidance and valuable comments on an earlier draft of the article.
Predictors of Progression and Regression in Exercise Adoption in Young Women1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 33, Issue 4, pages 716–729, April 2003
How to Cite
Higgins, L. C. and Oldenburg, B. (2003), Predictors of Progression and Regression in Exercise Adoption in Young Women. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33: 716–729. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2003.tb01921.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
An integrative model of readiness to exercise (Marcus, Eaton, Rossi, & Harlow, 1994) was tested. Measures of stage of exercise adoption and of the 2 motivation variables from the model plus 3 others were obtained at baseline and 6 months later from 238 young adult females. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the effects of both state (baseline) and change measures of the variables on progressive and regressive movement among the stages of change. Progression was predicted by change in self-efficacy (p= .018), change in perceived behavioral control (p= .007), and a baseline measure of desire to exercise (.041). Regression was predicted by change in self-efficacy (p= .04). These findings provide only partial support for the integrative model.