Feelings of Energy, Exercise-Related Self-Efficacy, and Voluntary Exercise Participation

in Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Seok Yoon Chowan University

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Janet Buckworth Ohio State University

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Brian Focht Ohio State University

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Bomna Ko East Carolina University

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This study used a path analysis approach to examine the relationship between feelings of energy, exercise-related self-efficacy beliefs, and exercise participation. A cross-sectional mailing survey design was used to measure feelings of physical and mental energy, task and scheduling self-efficacy beliefs, and voluntary moderate and vigorous exercise participation in 368 healthy, full-time undergraduate students (mean age = 21.43 ± 2.32 years). The path analysis revealed that the hypothesized path model had a strong fit to the study data. The path model showed that feelings of physical energy had significant direct effects on task and scheduling self-efficacy beliefs as well as exercise behaviors. In addition, scheduling self-efficacy had direct effects on moderate and vigorous exercise participation. However, there was no significant direct relationship between task self-efficacy and exercise participation. The path model also revealed that scheduling self-efficacy partially mediated the relationship between feelings of physical energy and exercise participation.

Seok Yoon is with Sport Studies and Physical Education, Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC. Janet Buckworth and Brian Focht are with the Department of Human Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Bomna Ko is with Department of Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

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