Date of Award
Master of Science
The study examined constructs from the Theory of Planned Behavior (TpB) as predictors of walking behavior among adult university employees. Specifically, attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control towards walking were used to predict behavioral intentions to walk and concurrent walking behavior in a sample of adult university employees. The study is a secondary analysis of data already collected on a sample of 118 employees enrolled in a Worksite Wellness Program from a large southwestern university who completed a self-administered questionnaire regarding, TpB constructs and actual walking behavior. The questions from the survey where derived from the Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1985) and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (Craig et. al., 2003). Results were analyzed using correlation and multiple regression analysis. The analysis suggest that attitudes and self-efficacy were important predictors of behavioral intention to walk in this sample.
Received from ProQuest
Hernandez, Lucia, "Predicting Walking Using the Theory of Planned Behavior in a Worksite Wellness Setting." (2010). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 2707.