Variable Details:

Source:

Resnick, Barbara, and Louise S. Jenkins (2000), "Testing the Reliability and Validity of the Self-Efficacy for Exercise Scale", Nursing Research, 49, 154-159.
[Endnote]


Variable



Definition:

  • Instrument that focuses on self-efficacy expectations related to the ability to continue exercising in the face of barriers to exercise.


Item(s):

  • How confident are you right now that you could exercise three times per week for 20 minutes if the weather was bothering you?
  • How confident are you right now that you could exercise three times per week for 20 minutes if you were bored by the program or activity?
  • How confident are you right now that you could exercise three times per week for 20 minutes if you felt pain when exercising?
  • How confident are you right now that you could exercise three times per week for 20 minutes if you had to exercise alone?
  • How confident are you right now that you could exercise three times per week for 20 minutes if you did not enjoy it?
  • How confident are you right now that you could exercise three times per week for 20 minutes if you were too busy with other activities?
  • How confident are you right now that you could exercise three times per week for 20 minutes if you felt tired?
  • How confident are you right now that you could exercise three times per week for 20 minutes if you felt stressed?
  • How confident are you right now that you could exercise three times per week for 20 minutes if you felt depressed?


Citations:

  • Resnick, , and Spellbring (2000), "Understanding what motivates older adults to exercise", Journal of Gerontological Nursing , 26, 17-21. [Endnote]