Zhou, G., Wang, D., Knoll, N. & Schwarzer, R. (2016). Planning mediates between self-efficacy and physical activity among motivated young adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health,13(1), 87-93. United States of America: Human Kinetics Publishers Inc.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2014-0555
Often, motivation to be physically active is a necessary precondition of action but still does not suffice to initiate the target behavior. Instead, motivation needs to be translated into action by a self-regulatory process. Self-efficacy and planning are considered to be useful constructs that help to facilitate such translations. The aim is to examine the roles of motivation, planning, and self-efficacy as well as the mechanisms that operate in the change of physical activity levels.
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