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Kinesiology 1088A/B
Bob Larose

Determinants of Exercise Adherence Personal factors - demographics (income, education, occupations, age, gender) - Behaviour (past program, participation, diet) - Cognitive/ personality (self-efficacy, self-motivation, beliefs, expectations) Social Factors - Social support can come from: o Important others (physician, colleagues) o Family o Exercise leader o Other exercisers o Task and social cohesion - Social support has a small to moderate positive effect on exercise behaviour - Adherence behaviour is more strongly influenced by social support from important others than from family members Situational Factors - Convenience of exercise facility - Lack of time - Climate Program Factors - Exercise intensity o Moderate intensity level best for exercise adherence and maintenance - Group exercise - Exercise leader - Cost Theoretical approaches to exercise adherence: 1) Health belief model a. Likelihood of engaging in preventative health behaviours depends on ones perception of the severity of a potential illness vs. that appraisal of costs and benefits of taking action b. Example: potential illness associated with not exercising are serious, he or she is at risk, pros outweigh the cons = individual likely to ex
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