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Journal of Behavioral Medicine

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 509–519

First Online: 08 October 2011Received: 07 January 2011Accepted: 08 September 2011

Abstract

Both habit strength and action planning have been found to moderate the intention-exercise behaviour relationship, but no research exists that has investigated how habit strength and action planning simultaneously influence this relationship. The present study was designed to explore this issue in a prospective sample of undergraduate students N = 415: action planning, habit strength, intention, attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control were assessed at baseline and exercise behaviour was assessed 2 weeks later. Both habit strength and action planning moderated the intention-exercise relationship, with stronger relationship at higher levels of planning or habit strength. Decomposing a significant action planning × habit strength × intention interaction showed that the strength of the intention-exercise relationship progressed linearly through levels of action planning and habit strength. These novel results show that action planning strengthens the intention-habit strength interaction in the exercise domain: exercise interventions should therefore focus on simultaneously bolstering action planning and habit strength.

KeywordsExercise behaviour Intention-exercise relationship Habit strength Action planning Interaction  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Gert-Jan de Bruijn - Ryan E. Rhodes - Liesbeth van Osch

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