A situation-specific theory of Midlife Women's Attitudes Toward Physical Activity (MAPA).


Journal Article

This paper presents a situation specific theory-the Midlife Women's Attitudes Toward Physical Activity (MAPA) theory-that explains how women's attitudes toward physical activity influence their participation in physical activity. Using the integrative approach of Im, the theory was developed based on the Attitude, Social Influence, and Self Efficacy Model; a review of the related literature; and a study of women's attitudes toward physical activity. As a situation-specific theory, the MAPA theory can be linked easily to nursing practice and research projects related to physical activity in midlife women, especially interventions aimed at increasing midlife women's participation in physical activity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Stuifbergen, AK; Walker, L

Published Date

  • January 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 52 - 58

PubMed ID

  • 20113755

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20113755

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3968

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-6554

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.outlook.2009.07.001


  • eng