Faculty Publications

Title

Measuring perceived benefits and perceived barriers for physical activity

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Barriers, Benefits, Physical activity

Journal/Book/Conference Title

American Journal of Health Behavior

Volume

29

Issue

2

First Page

107

Last Page

116

Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the psychometric properties and relationship to physical activity levels of the Exercise Benefits/Barriers Scale (EBBS) among college students. Methods: A total of 398 college students completed the EBBS and a measure of self-efficacy, the Physical Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale. In addition, a subsample of 275 students also completed a semistructured interview on physical activity, the Seven-day Physical Activity Recall. Results: Psychometric properties were acceptable, but only benefits significantly accounted for variance in physical activity levels. Conclusions: Surprisingly, the factorial structure differed from the test developers'.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2005

DOI of published version

10.5993/AJHB.29.2.2

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