CONSTRUCT VALIDATION OF A PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTION TO INCREASE SELF-REGULATION FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ADOLESCENTS
The purpose of this study is to complete a construct validation of a physical activity intervention on the subjects’ knowledge and use of 8 self-regulation strategies: self-monitoring, goal setting, social support, environmental aid, self-reinforcement, time-management, self-efficacy, and tailoring. Using a one group pre-test post-test design, a physical education instructor delivered a 5-week intervention to all sixth (n=20), seventh (n=28) and eighth (n=24) graders at a private school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A self-report self-regulation instrument was administered at baseline and immediately post-intervention. Students also completed a knowledge test at the end of the intervention. Seven of the eight subscales as well as global self regulation for physical activity were found to be significantly changed from pre-test to post-test (p<.006). The mean score on the knowledge test was 17.5 out of 22 points.
School:The Ohio State University
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:physical activity construct validation social cognitive theory intervention education
Date of Publication:01/01/2002