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dc.contributor.authorKaushal, Navin
dc.contributor.authorBerube, Beatrice
dc.contributor.authorHagger, Martin S
dc.contributor.authorBherer, Louis
dc.description.abstractBackground: Engaging in exercise behaviour regularly requires a repeated investment of resources to reap the health benefits. An individual’s self-control resources, when performing a behaviour can be perceived as being recharged or depleted. The investigation on how self-control beliefs resources predict exercise behaviour is very limited in the literature. The purpose of this study was to understand how self-control beliefs predict exercise behaviour across time in a physical activity model. Methods: Participants (N = 161) were a sample of adults recruited across twelve gyms and recreation centres in a large city. Participants completed surveys across five months. Data were analysed using a multilevel structural equation model with participants (level 2) nested within time (level 1). Results: Behaviour was found to be a function of intention, habit, and planning. Specifically, planning moderated the intention-behaviour relationship, where those who scored higher on planning engaged in more exercise. Self-control beliefs functioned as a proximal predictor of autonomous motivation and predicted habit, and intention when accounting for total effects. Conclusions: Self-control beliefs played a pivotal role in supporting recognized exercise determinants. Exercise-focussed interventions that help participants strengthen their beliefs as recharging and reduce depletion beliefs could be beneficial for promoting regular exercise.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Health Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Clinicalen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the role of self-control beliefs in predicting exercise behaviour: A longitudinal studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKaushal, N; Berube, B; Hagger, MS; Bherer, L, Investigating the role of self-control beliefs in predicting exercise behaviour: A longitudinal study, British Journal of Health Psychology, 2021en_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorHagger, Martin S.

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