Self-efficacy, beliefs, and goals: Moderation of declining physical activity during adolescence.

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Summary of "Self-efficacy, beliefs, and goals: Moderation of declining physical activity during adolescence."

To examine whether the decline in physical activity observed from childhood through adolescence is explained by moderating effects of self-efficacy on concurrent changes in children's goals and beliefs about their physical activity environments.


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Name: Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
ISSN: 1930-7810


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