The role of self-efficacy in physical activity has long been a subject of the researching community. Self-efficacy has been found to be one of the most significant contributing factors in predicting amounts of physical activity. This particular study examines the role of self-efficacy in physical activity of college students. The researchers used the Physical Exercise Self- Efficacy Scale in determining self-efficacy. The Physical Activity Recall was used to determine amounts of physical activity engaged in by the college students. It was expected that high levels of self-efficacy would predict high levels of physical activity. Self-efficacy has been found to significantly effect physical activity amounts in college students, with the majority of the students engaging in large amounts of physical activity also having high-perceived self-efficacy. This research could have implications for methods to motivate college students to engage in higher amounts of physical activity.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
©2003 by the University of Northern Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Kroger, Susan; Harden, Jennifer; and Brown, Seth
"Self-Efficacy and Physical Activity in College Students,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 7:
1, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol7/iss1/18