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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Applying the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior to athlete training adherence behavior
Author(s): Anderson, Ailsa G
Lavallee, David
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Issue Date: Apr-2008
Date Deposited: 27-Aug-2012
Citation: Anderson AG & Lavallee D (2008) Applying the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior to athlete training adherence behavior. Applied Psychology, 57 (2), pp. 304-312.;
Abstract: The ability of the Theories of Reasoned Action (TRA) and Planned Behavior (TPB) to predict adherence to training in a group of athletes (N = 46; M age = 20.2, SD = 3.7 years) who had recently been introduced to a new strength and conditioning training regimen was investigated. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that the TPB was superior to the TRA in predicting training behavior and accounted for 24 per cent of variance in adherence to training (F(2, 43) = 8.20, p less than .01) with perceived behavioral control contributing independently. Perceived behavioral control appeared to be more important in determining adherence in early stages of training. These results suggest that the TPB and TRA offer theoretical frameworks to examine adherence to new training regimens, and that they may be used to direct interventions to increase training adherence.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2007.00310.x
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Applied Psychology by The International Association for Applied Psychology and Blackwell Publishing. Applied Psychology, Volume 57, Issue 2, pages 304–312, April 2008.;jsessionid=737E08BA83450269E5A66475C9A48856.d03t03 The definitive version is available at

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