Gaining qualitative insight into the subjective experiences of adherers to an exercise referral scheme: a thematic analysis

Eynon, M., O'Donnell, C. and Williams, L. (2016) Gaining qualitative insight into the subjective experiences of adherers to an exercise referral scheme: a thematic analysis. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053.

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Abstract

Nine adults who had recently completed an exercise referral scheme participated in a semi-structured interview to uncover the key psychological factors associated with adherence to the scheme. Through thematic analysis an exercise identity emerged to be a major factor associated with adherence to the scheme, which was formed of a number of underpinning constructs including: changes in self-esteem, changes in self-efficacy, and changes in self-regulatory strategies. Also, an additional theme of transitions in motivation to exercise was identified, showing participants’ motivation to alter from extrinsic to intrinsic reasons to exercise during the scheme.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0773 Personal health and hygiene > RA0781 Physical fitness. Exercise
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Human and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Michael Eynon
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 11:21
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 18:37
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14599

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Last edited: 29/06/2016 12:23:00