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Title:Strength Training in Older Women: Does Self-Efficacy Mediate Improvements in Physical Function
Author(s):Mihalko, Shannon Lara
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):McAuley, Edward
Department / Program:Kinesiology and Community Health
Discipline:Kinesiology and Community Health
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Recreation
Abstract:These data suggest that self-efficacy may mediate physical activity's influence on physical function in older adults. The findings from this study have both theoretical and practical implications. Specifically, there are several measurement and conceptual issues to be addressed. Furthermore, this study highlights the need for determining the effect of increased physical activity participation on functional status and well-being in older adults from both a practical standpoint and a public health perspective. Finally, the present findings support a social cognitive framework for the examination of the relationships between physical activity, psychological health, and physical function among the elderly.
Issue Date:1997
Description:158 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9737199
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997

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