Predicting walking using the theory of planned behavior in a worksite wellness setting

Lucia Hernandez, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

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 analyses suggest that attitudes and self-efficacy were important predictors of behavioral intention to walk in this sample.^

Subject Area

Health Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety|Health Sciences, Public Health

Recommended Citation

Hernandez, Lucia, "Predicting walking using the theory of planned behavior in a worksite wellness setting" (2010). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1477793.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1477793

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