Exercise psychology: a view from Europe

Biddle, Stuart J. H. and Fuchs, Reinhard (2009) Exercise psychology: a view from Europe. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10 4: 410-419. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2009.02.011

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Author Biddle, Stuart J. H.
Fuchs, Reinhard
Title Exercise psychology: a view from Europe
Journal name Psychology of Sport and Exercise   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-0292
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.psychsport.2009.02.011
Open Access Status
Volume 10
Issue 4
Start page 410
End page 419
Total pages 10
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To provide a review and commentary on developments and key issues in the psychology of health-related physical activity ('exercise psychology').

Design and Method: Narrative review and commentary.

Results: A view from Europe is provided, with an emphasis on European influence and research. Summary commentaries are provided using the behavioural epidemiological framework as an organisational tool. The role of psychology is discussed in the study of physical activity correlates, theory, and interventions.

Conclusions: The European influence in exercise and health psychology has been significant. However, more needs to be known about pre-intentional motivation processes and post-intentional volition, as well as clarifying and extending theories (e.g., translating intentions into behaviour). There is also a need to do more intervention work, and to improve how we conduct, evaluate and report interventions. New issues are emerging, including the study of sedentary behaviour.
Keyword Correlates
Physical activity
Sedentary behaviour
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
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