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Kinesiology 2276F/G
Craig Hall

1Chapter 3 Theories and Models of Exercise Behaviour ISocial Cognitive ApproachesTheories vs ModelsTheoryExplains why phenomenon or behaviour occurredCan be graphically represented to aid in conceptualizationto formulate effective behavioural interventionsImportance of TheoriesAllow us to better understand and predict physical activity behaviourGive us a scientifically validated blueprint from which to formulate effective behavioural interventionsEnable us to organize exercise behaviour variables in a coherent mannerModelActs as a visual representation of a phenomenon or behaviourDoes not always indicate why phenomenon occurred purpose of theory is to explain something model simply represents what we know is happeningExample of a Behavioural Model of Exercise Habitual ExerciseExercising for a while hasnt just startedExercise on a regular basis Relapse no exercisePeriod where you dont exercise can be due to injury vacationResumption of Exercise Graphically represent what happens but theres no attempt to explain why someone is lapsing or why they start up againModelHabitual Exercise Resumption of Exercise Relapse Motivation DefinedDegree of determination drive or desire with which an individual approaches or avoids a behaviourDirection and intensity of ones effortOrigin
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