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Getting healthcare staff more active: the mediating role of self-efficacy

Mo, Phoenix K. H.; Blake, Holly; Batt, Mark E.

Authors

Phoenix K. H. Mo

Mark E. Batt



Abstract

Objectives. Physical activity has been associated with positive health outcomes. The objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between knowledge of physical activity, social support, self‐efficacy, perceived barriers to physical activity, and level of physical activity among healthcare employees and students in a National Health Service (NHS) Trust.

Design. This study was secondary analysis of questionnaire data on the health and well‐being of staff and students within the NHS.

Method. A total of 325 student nurses and 1,452 NHS employees completed the questionnaire. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, zero‐order correlations, and structural equation modelling.

Results. Self‐efficacy fully mediated the relationship between social support, perceived barriers, and level of physical activity in the student sample and partially mediated the relationship between social support, perceived barriers, and level of physical activity in the healthcare staff sample. Knowledge of physical activity had no significant effect on physical activity.

Conclusion. Findings suggest that instead of instilling knowledge, interventions to promote physical activity among healthcare staff and students should enhance social support and self‐efficacy and also to remove perceived barriers to physical activity.

Citation

Mo, P. K. H., Blake, H., & Batt, M. E. (2011). Getting healthcare staff more active: the mediating role of self-efficacy. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16(4), (690-706). doi:10.1111/j.2044-8287.2010.02007.x. ISSN 1359-107X

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 6, 2010
Online Publication Date Dec 29, 2010
Publication Date 2011-11
Deposit Date Oct 10, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 10, 2018
Journal British Journal of Health Psychology
Print ISSN 1359-107X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 4
Pages 690-706
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8287.2010.02007.x
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1156769
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.2044-8287.2010.02007.x
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mo, P. K., Blake, H. and Batt, M. E. (2011), Getting healthcare staff more active: The mediating role of self‐efficacy. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16: 690-706, which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.w...2044-8287.2010.02007.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

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