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dc.contributor.authorDarker, Catherineen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-10T17:18:11Z
dc.date.available2010-11-10T17:18:11Z
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.date.submitted2010en
dc.identifier.citationDarker, C., French, D.P., Eves, F.F., & Sniehotta, F.F., An intervention to promote walking amongst the general population based on an 'extended' theory of planned behaviour: A waiting list randomised controlled trial , Psychology & Health, 25, 1, 2010, 71 - 88en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/41126
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractTheory of planned behaviour (TPB) studies have identified perceived behavioural control (PBC) as the key determinant of walking intentions. The present study investigated whether an intervention designed to alter PBC and create walking plans increased TPB measures concerning walking more, planning and objectively measured walking. One hundred and thirty UK adults participated in a waiting-list randomised controlled trial. The intervention consisted of strategies to boost PBC, plus volitional strategies to enact walking intentions. All TPB constructs were measured, along with self-reported measures of action planning and walking, and an objective pedometer measure of time spent walking. The intervention increased PBC, attitudes, intentions and objectively measured walking from 20 to 32 min a day. The effects of the intervention on intentions and behaviour were mediated by PBC, although the effects on PBC were not mediated by control beliefs. At 6 weeks follow-up, participants maintained their increases in walking. The findings of this study partially support the proposed causal nature of the extended TPB as a framework for developing and evaluating health behaviour change interventions. This is the first study using the TPB to develop, design and evaluate the components of an intervention which increased objectively measured behaviour, with effects mediated by TPB variables.en
dc.format.extent71en
dc.format.extent88en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPsychology & Healthen
dc.relation.ispartofseries25en
dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjecttheory of planned behaviour;en
dc.subjectinterventionen
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.titleAn intervention to promote walking amongst the general population based on an 'extended' theory of planned behaviour: A waiting list randomised controlled trialen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/darkercen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid65022en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/08870440902893716en
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870440902893716en
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-1561-7076en


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