Sources of self-efficacy for physical activity

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Warner LM, Schüz B, Wolff JK, Parschau L, Wurm S, Schwarzer R, Wolff JK
Journal: Health Psychology
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 33
Journal issue: 11
Pages range: 1298-1308
ISSN: 1930-7810


Abstract


Objective: The effects of self-efficacy beliefs on physical activity are well documented, but much less is known about the origins of self-efficacy beliefs. This article proposes scales to assess the sources of self-efficacy for physical activity aims and to comparatively test their predictive power for physical activity via self-efficacy over time to detect the principal sources of self-efficacy beliefs for physical activity. Method: A study of 1,406 German adults aged 16-90 years was conducted to construct scales to assess the sources of self-efficacy for physical activity (Study 1). In Study 2, the scales' predictive validity for self-efficacy and physical activity was tested in a sample of 310 older German adults. Results: Short, reliable and valid instruments to measure six sources of self-efficacy for physical activity were developed that enable researchers to comparatively test the predictive value of the sources of self-efficacy. Conclusion: The results suggest that mastery experience, self-persuasion, and reduction in negative affective states are the most important predictors of self-efficacy for physical activity in community-dwelling older adults.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Wolff, Julia Katharina Dr.
Institut für Psychogerontologie
Wurm, Susanne Prof. Dr.
Professur für Psychogerontologie


How to cite

APA:
Warner, L.M., Schüz, B., Wolff, J.K., Parschau, L., Wurm, S., Schwarzer, R., & Wolff, J.K. (2014). Sources of self-efficacy for physical activity. Health Psychology, 33(11), 1298-1308. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000085

MLA:
Warner, Lisa M., et al. "Sources of self-efficacy for physical activity." Health Psychology 33.11 (2014): 1298-1308.

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