USE OF A SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY-BASED PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY INTERVENTION ON HEALTH-PROMOTING BEHAVIORS OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS


Ince M. L.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, vol.107, no.3, pp.833-836, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/pms.107.3.833-836
  • Title of Journal : PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS
  • Page Numbers: pp.833-836

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 12-wk. physical activity intervention, based on conceptual discussions and practices of a social cognitive theory on health-promoting behaviors of 62 university students. The intervention Mainly focused on development of self-regulatory skills, social support, and self-assessment of health-related fitness. The Adolescent Health Promotion Scale and International Physical Activity Questionnaire were given Analysis of self-reports indicated improved nutrition, health responsibility, social support, exercise, stress management, and overall health from pre- to postintervention. Also, participants' postintervention reports of moderate, vigorous, and total physical activity were higher than at preintervention.