Enrollment and participation in a pilot walking programme: The role of self-efficacy

Gerald J. Jerome, Edward McAuley

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-244
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • adherence
  • exercise
  • exercise trial
  • self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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