Autonomy and control: augmenting the validity of the theory of planned behaviour in predicting exercise

Brickell, Tracey A. and Chatzisarantis, Nikos L. D. and Pretty, Grace (2006) Autonomy and control: augmenting the validity of the theory of planned behaviour in predicting exercise. Journal of Health Psychology, 11 (1). pp. 51-63. ISSN 0278-6133

Abstract

This study examined the utility of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) along with additional constructs in predicting exercise, and explored the motivational antecedents of exercise intentions. Participants included 162 Canadian University College students (61% females). Measures of TPB, autonomous and controlling intention, perceived autonomy support and core autonomous intention were completed during phase 1 of data collection. Two and three weeks later behaviour was assessed. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that: (a) attitude and perceived behavioural control significantly predicted TPB intention and core autonomous intention; (b) subjective norm predicted controlling intention; and (c) perceived autonomy support predicted autonomous and core autonomous intention. TPB intention significantly predicted behaviour. TPB is a fairly useful model for predicting behaviour and important information can be gained when other measures of intention are explored.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held.
Depositing User: Mrs Melissa Jarick
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 01 May 2010 07:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: attitude to health; Canada; exercise; female; health behavior; health care planning; human; male; motivation; perception; prediction; priority journal; psychological theory; regression analysis; social aspect; statistical significance; Theory of Planned Behavior; university student; validation process
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1177/1359105306058847
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7837

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