High School Students' Exercise-Related Stages of Change and Physical Activity Self-Efficacy


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Cengiz C. , Tilmac K.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, no.73, pp.59-76, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 73
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.14689/ejer.2018.73.4
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-76

Abstract

Purpose: The existing literature has shown that the amount of sedentary time during early adolescence is low. This decrease is more pronounced among girls than boys. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to analyze high school students' exercise-related stages of change (ESC) and physical activity self-efficacy (PASE) for overcoming barriers with respect to gender, age, and school type. Research Methods: The survey method, which employed stratified sampling based on the total number of students at each school, was used to select participants (n=393). Findings: According to the results, male students were at more advanced stages of change and had higher levels of self-efficacy for overcoming barriers than their female counterparts. The distribution of high school