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dc.contributor.authorHannan, Thomas E.
dc.contributor.authorMoffitt, Robyn
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, David
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Pat
dc.description.abstractThis study explored whether mental toughness, the capacity to maintain performance under pressure, moderated the relation between physical activity intentions and subsequent behavior. Participants (N = 117) completed the Mental Toughness Index and a theory of planned behavior questionnaire. Seven days later, physical activity was assessed using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control explained substantial variance (63.1%) in physical activity intentions. Intentions also significantly predicted physical activity behavior. The simple slopes analyses for the moderation effect revealed a nonsignificant intention–behavior relation at low levels of mental toughness. However, intentions were significantly and positively related to physical activity when mental toughness was moderate or high, suggesting that the development of a mentally tough mindset may reduce the gap between behavior and physical activity intention. Future research is needed to confirm these findings and apply them in the design of mental toughness interventions to facilitate physical activity engagement.en_US
dc.publisherHuman Kinetics Publishers, Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSport and Exercise Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen_US
dc.titleApplying the Theory of Planned Behavior to Physical Activity: The Moderating Role of Mental Toughnessen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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