Impact of a brief intervention on physical activity and social cognitive determinants among working mothers: A randomized trial.

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dc.contributor.author Mailey, Emily L.
dc.contributor.author McAuley, Edward
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-08T19:28:45Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-08T19:28:45Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17711
dc.description.abstract Working mothers exhibit high levels of inactivity, and theory-based interventions to bolster physical activity within this population are needed. This study examined the effectiveness of a brief social cognitive theory-based intervention designed to increase physical activity among working mothers. Participants (N = 141) were randomly assigned to an intervention only, intervention plus follow-up support, or waitlist control condition. The intervention consisted of two group-based workshop sessions designed to teach behavior modification strategies using social cognitive theory. Data were collected at baseline, immediately post-intervention, and 6-month follow-up. Results showed intervention participants exhibited short-term increases in physical activity, which were partially maintained 6 months later. Improvements in physical activity were mediated by increases in self-regulation and self-efficacy. This study provides some support for the effectiveness of a brief intervention to increase physical activity among working mothers. Future programs should explore alternative support mechanisms which may lead to more effective maintenance of initial behavior changes. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10865-013-9492-y en_US
dc.subject Working mothers en_US
dc.subject Exercise adherence en_US
dc.subject Social cognitive theory en_US
dc.subject Physical activity en_US
dc.subject Self-efficacy en_US
dc.subject Goal setting en_US
dc.title Impact of a brief intervention on physical activity and social cognitive determinants among working mothers: A randomized trial. en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1007/s10865-013-9492-y en_US
dc.citation.epage 355 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Behavioral Medicine en_US
dc.citation.spage 343 en_US
dc.citation.volume 37 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid emailey en_US


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