ความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างปัจจัยคัดสรรกับพฤติกรรมการออกกำลังกาย ของผู้ใหญ่วัยกลางคนในจังหวัดนครสวรรค์ / สุภา อินทร = Relationships between selected factors and exercise behaviors of middle aged adult in Nakhon Sawan province / Supa Intorn
The purposes of this study was to assess exercise behaviors, examine the relationships between personal factors, prior exercise behavior, perceived barriers of exercise, erceived benefits of exercise, perceived self-efficacy in exercise, exercise activity-related affect, family influences, situational influences, and exercise behaviors, and identify the predictors of exercise behavior of middle aged adults in Nakorn Sawan province. The theoretical framework was based on Pender's Health Promotion Model. A random sample of 180 middle aged adult participating in this study was obtained through a multi-stage sampling. Data were collected by using nine questionnaires, including the demographic questionnaires, prior exercise behavior, perceived barriers of exercise, perceived benefits of exercise, perceived self-efficacy in exercise, exercise activity-related effect, family influences, situational influences and exercise behaviors questionnaires. Content validity and reliability of the instruments were investigated. Cronbach's alpha coefficients of all measures, except demgraphic questionnaires were .95, .87, .94, .78, .87, .74, .87, .96 respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi-square test, and logistic regression. The major findings were as follows: 1. The total mean score for exercise behaviors was 2.34 (+-1.12). Sixty-five percent of the participants reported that they performed exercise behavior, but only 13.7% correctly exercised. 2. Personal factors (education and income), prior exercise behavior, perceived barriers of exercise, and family influences were significantly correlated with exercise behavior of middle aged adults (p<.05). However, age, gender marital status, peceived beneived benefits of exercise, perceived self-efficacy in exercise, exercise activity-related affect, and situational influences were not significantly correlated with exercise behaviors. 3. Prior exercise behavior and perceived barriers of exercise were significant predicators, ane accounted 46.1% of the variance in the exercise behavior of middle aged adults.