Wellness, self efficacy and behavioural changes


  • Peter R. Rehor Camosun College, British Columbia, Canada
  • Milada Krejčí College of PE and Sport PALESTRA


stages of change, self-efficacy, decisional balance, exercise behaviour


Based on the Trans theoretical Model of Behaviour Change, a better understanding of the determinants of exercise behaviour is beginning to emerge.  In this study exercise behaviour was examined to determine its association with self-efficacy and decisional making.  One hundred seventy four freshman college students answered three questionnaires to assess their stage of exercise behaviour, self-efficacy and decisional balance (i.e., pros and cons).  Frequency counts were used to determine the distribution of freshman students among the stages of adoption. Stage of exercise adoption was the independent variable, and self-efficacy and decisional balance were the dependent variables in the analysis.   Analysis of variance showed that self-efficacy and decision-making were able to significantly differentiate one's stage of exercise change.  Understanding the states of exercise behaviour change may yield important information for designing physical education curriculum that would enhance exercise adoption and adherence. 


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Rehor, P. R., & Krejčí, M. (2015). Wellness, self efficacy and behavioural changes. Acta Salus Vitae, 3(1). Retrieved from https://odborne.casopisy.palestra.cz/index.php/actasalusvitae/article/view/85