This pilot study investigated the association of self-efficacy with enrollment in and compliance with an 8-week exercise trial. We compared self-efficacy levels of adults who were eligible but did not enroll (N=221) to those who enrolled (N=115) and enrollees who were compliant at the end of the study (N=66). Those in the top three self-efficacy quintiles had higher odds of enrollment (adjusted odds ratios (AOR)=2.61-2.82) and being compliant at the end of the trial (AOR=4.31-4.38) compared to those in the lowest efficacy quintile. These results demonstrated the theoretical association between self-efficacy and one's choice of behavior.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Health Psychology|
|State||Published - Feb 2013|
- exercise trial
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology