Despite the many important benefits of leisure-time physical exercise on health, many Americans do not engage in exercise.
This is more the case for the African-American population.
This study assesses the impact of efficacy cognitions on leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) in an African-American sample.
Our findings show that LTPA is predicted by the sense of efficacy in this African-American sample.
Further analyses address significant factors in the prediction of the sense of efficacy.
We find that the general sense of mastery predicts efficacy in this African-American sample.
This may be especially significant for the African-American population.
Also, analysis reveals surprising findings concerning characteristics predictive of efficacy cognitions.
The highly educated are least likely to believe in the efficacy of preventive health behavior.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exercice physique, Loisir, Efficacité personnelle, Cognition sociale, Noir américain, Comportement, Santé, Prévention, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical exercise, Leisure, Self efficacy, Social cognition, Black American, Behavior, Health, Prevention, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0531619
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.