Acta Colombiana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0123-9155
ASTUDILLO-GARCIA, Claudia I e ROJAS-RUSSELL, Mario E. Self-efficacy and readiness to change to physical activity in college students. Act.Colom.Psicol. [online]. 2006, vol.9, n.1, pp. 41-50. ISSN 0123-9155.
The aim of this research was to identify the association between perceived self-efficacy and readiness to change and their relationship with physical activity. 199 random-selected undergraduate students participated in the study. Participants answered a set of questionnaires measuring self-efficacy about physical exercise, readiness to change, general health, attitude regarding physical activity, and self-reported physical activity. Results showed significant bivariate associations between physical activity and independent variables. Using a multivariate model, only readiness to change was significant, associated with physical activity. Results suggest that readiness to change is the most important variable in association with self-reported physical activity.
Palavras-chave : readiness to change; self-efficacy; physical activity.