TITLE

Body Weight and Perceived Social Pressure to Exercise at a Health Club

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Wayne C.; Miller, Todd A.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Behavior;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p494
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To determine the social pressure overweight (OW, n=1183) and normal-weight (NW, n=550) adults perceive regarding health club exercise. Methods: A 12-item survey, based on the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior, measured subjective norm toward exercising at a health club 30 mm, twice a week, for the next month. Results: OW feel more social pressure to exercise at a club than do NW, but motivation to comply is the same between groups. Conclusions: Exercise interventions for OW should capitalize on individual perceived social pressures to exercise by designing strategies to increase motivation to comply with these pressures.
ACCESSION #
44748725

 

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