Change in goal ratings as a mediating variable between self-efficacy and physical activity in older men.
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the associations between exercise self-efficacy, goals, and physical activity over time. PURPOSE: This study examines whether self-selected goals mediate the changes in exercise self-efficacy on physical activity over 12 months. METHODS: Data are derived from 313 older men participating in the Veterans LIFE Study. RESULTS: Changes in exercise self-efficacy were significantly associated with changes in physical activity both directly (betas = 0.25 and 0.24, p
Hall, KS; Crowley, GM; McConnell, ES; Bosworth, HB; Sloane, R; Ekelund, CC; Morey, MC
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