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dc.contributor.authorKaasalainen, Karoliina
dc.contributor.authorKasila, Kirsti
dc.contributor.authorKomulainen, Jyrki
dc.contributor.authorMalvela, Miia
dc.contributor.authorPoskiparta, Marita
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-01T04:59:25Z
dc.date.available2017-09-01T04:59:25Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationKaasalainen, K., Kasila, K., Komulainen, J., Malvela, M., & Poskiparta, M. (2017). Psychometric Properties of a Short Measure for Psychosocial Factors and Associations With Phase of Physical Activity Change Among Finnish Working-Aged Men. <i>American Journal of Men's Health</i>, <i>11</i>(5), 1525-1535. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988315614615" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988315614615</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_25326343
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_67961
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/55235
dc.description.abstractInsufficient physical activity (PA) and poor physical fitness are risks for several noncommunicable diseases among working-aged men. PA programs have been launched to increase activity levels in the population but working-aged men have been underrepresented in these programs. The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to evaluate validity of a short scale for psychosocial factors among Finnish working-aged men who participated in a PA campaign. The study examined also the associations between psychosocial factors and phase of PA change across fitness groups. Physical fitness was assessed with a body fitness index constructed on the basis of a handgrip test, the Polar OwnIndex Test, and body composition analysis (InBody 720). The men were classified into low (n = 162), moderate (n = 358), and high (n = 320) body fitness index groups. Psychosocial factors and self-reported phase of PA change were assessed with a questionnaire. Psychometric properties of the scale were assessed with confirmatory factor analysis and differences between phases of PA change were examined with one-way analysis of variance. The evaluated scale included factors for self-efficacy, goal setting, skills, and social support. Good physical fitness was related to better perceived self-efficacy and ability to manage one’s PA environment. Goal setting was critical for PA change at all fitness levels. Better understanding of the interactions between psychosocial factors and PA change could help in targeting PA programs to low-fit men. Further study should examine the validity of the improved psychosocial measure.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAmerican Journal of Men's Health
dc.subject.otherphysical activity change
dc.titlePsychometric Properties of a Short Measure for Psychosocial Factors and Associations With Phase of Physical Activity Change Among Finnish Working-Aged Men
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201708313630
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineTerveyskasvatusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineHealth Promotion and Health Educationen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-08-31T15:15:05Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange1525-1535
dc.relation.issn1557-9883
dc.relation.numberinseries5
dc.relation.volume11
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dc.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2015. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by SAGE. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
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dc.relation.doi10.1177/1557988315614615


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