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Record number 405165
Title Affective attitudes towards physical activity: conceptual and measurement issues
Author(s) Verkooijen, K.T.; Vaandrager, L.
Source In: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society "Health in context", Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1-4 September 2010. - - p. 361 - 361.
Event 24th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society "Health in context", Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2010-09-01/2010-09-04
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2010.502762
Department(s) Health and Society
WASS
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2010
Abstract Objective: To explore three different measures of affective attitude towards physical activity engagement, each reflecting a different conceptualisation of the construct; a state attitude, a trait attitude, and an implicit attitude. Methods: physical activity, trait affective attitude and state affective attitude were assessed among forty-six Dutch students by means of a questionnaire. In addition, students completed a paper-pencil version of the Implicit Association Task (IAT). Bivariate correlations between measures were calculated and a linear regression analysis was conducted to see which measure explained the most variance in self-reported physical activity. Results: Variance in self-reported physical activity was best explained by trait attitude (R2 = 0.35) followed by implicit attitude (¿ R2 = 0.09). Scores on the state and the trait measure showed no correlation (r = 0.27, p = 0.07). The implicit measure correlated with the state measure (r = 0.41, p = 0.01), but not with the trait measure (r = 0.25, p = 0.10). Conclusions: Trait affective attitudes towards physical activity correspond best with self-reported behaviour. Yet, the implicit instrument provides a useful supplement given its additional explanatory power, its assumed invulnerability to response bias and its context-sensitiveness
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