Tytuł: Frequency of exercise among undergraduate students on the basis of the model of stages and processes of change
- Evangelos Bebetsos, Athanasios Papaioannou
- Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism
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- cognitive-behaviouristic models, cognitive/empirical, behavioural/environmental
Introduction. The study was based on the model of stages of change, according to which people are
classified into five stages: preconteplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance,
depending on the strategies/procedures they adopt towards exercise.
Aim of the study. The aim of this study was a preliminary investigation of the validity of this questionnaire
modified for the Greek population.
Material and Methods. The sample consisted of 668 university Physical Education undergraduates. The
instrument that was used was the Processes of Behavior Change Questionnaire.
Results. The results of the exploratory factor analysis supported the factorial validity of the questionnaire.
In all the processes of change statistically significant differences were found between individuals
who exercised with a different frequency. As the results showed, in all cases, students who scored
high in the processes of change, exercised more frequently, and students who scored low exercised
more seldom (personal reevaluation, social liberation, stimulus control and consciousness raising).
Conclusions. The results are supportive not only of the validity of the questionnaire, but also of the
implication of the model of enhancement of exercise and physical activity in Greece.