Date of Graduation
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Jack C. Watson II
Objective: To examine how achievement goal orientation, perceived barriers and benefits, self-efficacy, on-campus residence, transportation, and binge drinking impact physical activity. Participants: Five hundred and twenty (70.23% female) college students participated in the study during Fall 2014. Methods: Students completed an online questionnaire that measured environmental and psychosocial factors, and physical activity behaviors. Results: A path analysis revealed that self-efficacy, episodes of binge drinking, use of active transportation, and use of public transportation all had significant direct effects on physical activity. Meanwhile, perceived barriers had a significant negative direct effect on physical activity. Conclusion: Results indicate that both environmental and psychological factors influence engagement in physical activity.
Stewart, Jonathan J., "Using the social ecological model to build a path analysis model of physical activity in a sample of active US college students" (2020). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7652.