Background: There is convincing evidence that targeting self-efficacy is an effective means of increasing physical activity. However, evidence concerning which are the most effective techniques for changing self-efficacy and thereby physical activity is lacking. The present research aimed to compare the effects of specific intervention techniques used in physical activity interventions, on changes in both self-efficacy and physical activity behaviour. Methods: A systematic literature search of three databases yielded 16 distinct physical activity intervention studies for ‘healthy’ adults that measured changes in both self-efficacy and physical activity. Intervention descriptions were coded using an updated version of a standardised taxonomy to classify behaviour change techniques (Abraham & Michie, 2008). Meta-analysis, with moderator analyses, was conducted to examine the association of changes in self-efficacy, and physical activity, according to whether or not specific intervention techniques were included. Findings: A significant (p
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
Bibliographical noteThe full text of this item is not available from the repository. Paper presented at the 2010 British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, held 15-17 September 2010, Belfast. The research from this conference presentation was later developed into a full-length journal article - see the link below. Please note Stephanie Williams was using the surname Ashford at the time of presentation.
- physical activity
- behaviour change
- health psychology
- systematic review