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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Exercise behavior change and the effect of lost resources
Author(s): Omar-Fauzee, Mohammed Sofian
Pringle, Andrew
Lavallee, David
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Issue Date: Jul-1999
Date Deposited: 27-Aug-2012
Citation: Omar-Fauzee MS, Pringle A & Lavallee D (1999) Exercise behavior change and the effect of lost resources. Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss, 4 (3), pp. 281-291.
Abstract: This study was designed to assess the effects of lost resources on exercise behavior among a sample of 30 foreign exchange students who were identified as having experienced a relapse in their level of physical activity. The first phase of the study was longitudinal in nature, comparing baseline data collected from a sample of 110 exchange students from Malaysia on their initial arrival in England with data collected from the same sample 4 months later. Results of a multivariate analysis of variance indicated a significant effect for scores on processes of change, self-efficacy, and decisional balance, F(12, 18) = 12.74, p less than .001. Subsequent examination of univariate F values also revealed significant differences for self-reevaluation, reinforcement management, self-liberation, and self-efficacy. Results from the second phase of the study, which qualitatively assessed the relationship between reductions in physical activity and personal/material resources, revealed that exercise behavior was significantly influenced by resources lost as a result of being in an unfamiliar environment. Implications for health promotion practitioners and researchers are discussed.
DOI Link: 10.1080/10811449908409736
Rights: This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss, Volume 4, Issue 3, 1999, pp. 281-291. Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss is available online at:

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