Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 7-2005

Journal / Book Title

Science Direct


Self-efficacy theory proposes that girls who have confidence in their capability to be physically active will perceive fewer barriers to physical activity or be less influenced by them, be more likely to pursue perceived benefits of being physically active, and be more likely to enjoy physical activity. Self-efficacy is theorized also to influence physical activity through self-management strategies (e.g., thoughts, goals, plans, and acts) that support physical activity, but this idea has not been empirically tested.


DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2005.03.012

Published Citation

Dishman, Rod K., Robert W. Motl, James F. Sallis, Andrea L. Dunn, Amanda S. Birnbaum, Greg J. Welk, Ariane L. Bedimo-Rung, Carolyn C. Voorhees, and Jared B. Jobe. "Self-management strategies mediate self-efficacy and physical activity." American journal of preventive medicine 29, no. 1 (2005): 10-18.