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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728


HUESCAR, Elisa; RODRIGUEZ-MARIN, Jesús; CERVELLO, Eduardo  and  MORENO-MURCIA, Juan A.. Theory of Planned Action and perceived rate of exercise: a predictive model for adolescent students in physical education. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.2, pp.738-744. ISSN 1695-2294.

This study analyzes some factors that influence the perceived rate of exercise among Spanish adolescent students, using the theorical framework of the Theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1991). Participants were 698 physical education students who completed the questionnaires of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and the Habitual Physical Activity Questionnaire. The results, via of structural equation modeling, showed that the attitudes, norms and control factors of the Theory of planned behavior predicts the future intention to practice physical exercise, and that intention predicts positively the adolescentes perceived rate of exercise. The results provide support for the Theory of planned behavior and highlight the benefits of promoting physical exercesi through support to the motivational antecedents of attitude, regulation and control in adolescence, given its importance in establishing healthy habits in young people.

Keywords : Theory of planned behavior; motivation; intention; physical excercise; physical education.

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