Theoretical frameworks in exercise psychology

Biddle, Stuart J. H., Hagger, Martin S., Chatzisarantis, Nikos L. D. and Lippke, Sonia (2007). Theoretical frameworks in exercise psychology. In Gershon Tenenbaum and Robert C. Eklund (Ed.), Handbook of Sport Psychology 3 ed. (pp. 537-559) Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.: John Wiley & Sons.

Author Biddle, Stuart J. H.
Hagger, Martin S.
Chatzisarantis, Nikos L. D.
Lippke, Sonia
Title of chapter Theoretical frameworks in exercise psychology
Title of book Handbook of Sport Psychology
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Edition 3
ISBN 9780471738114
Editor Gershon Tenenbaum
Robert C. Eklund
Chapter number 24
Start page 537
End page 559
Total pages 23
Total chapters 39
Collection year 2007
Language eng
Subjects 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Reference to apparently unhealthy lifestyles in modern society is now common in popular and academic media. Contemporary diseases and conditions most often mentioned as having an association with physical inactivity include obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Indeed, obesity seems to be the health issue most worrying politicians and health professionals. and lack of physical activity is a key element of the energy imbalance that is causing current obesity trends (Bouchard, 2000; Bouchard & Blair. 1999). However. the beneficial effects of physical activity go far beyond healthy weight management.

The five-phase behavioral epidemiology framework advocated by Sallis and Dwen (1999) is a useful way of viewing various processes in thc understanding of physical activity and health. The third phase is to identify factors that are associated with different levels of physical activity. Given the evidence supporting the beneficial effects of physical activity on health, it is important to identify factors that might be associated with the adoption and maintenance of the behavior.

In this chapter, we focus on theoretical frameworks and perspectives that assist in the understanding of determinants and correlates of physical activity, thus addressing issues in phase 3 of the behavioral epidemiological framework.
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published in Part V: "Exercise and Health Psychology".

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