For each term below, first note how you would define the term. Then, click on the arrow to reveal the book’s definition.
Temporary positive or negative feelings that influence and are influenced by exercise behavior.
The absence of motivation and/or lack of intention to engage in a behavior.
An individual’s positive or negative evaluations of a something (e.g., physical activity).
A relatively stable pattern of motivation experienced in a particular context.
Self-efficacy for overcoming barriers or challenges to exercise.
A theory that motivation is predicated on an individual’s expected behavioral outcome and the value the individual places on the predicted outcome.
The process of engaging in a behavior for the purpose of obtaining an external reward or avoiding an externally applied punishment.
Motivation that is induced by a force outside the individual.
The degree of motivation normally experienced by an individual across most behavioral domains.
The process of engaging in behavior motivated by personal goals.
Picturing an object or behavior in the mind; imagery uses some or all of the body’s senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell).
The process of engaging in a behavior in order to confirm one’s sense of self.
Motivation that emanates from within a person.
A self-imposed source of pressure to engage in a behavior.
The process of accomplishing or completing a goal; the thorough learning and performance of a skill, technique, or behavior.
A visual representation of a phenomenon or behavior.
The degree of determination, drive, or desire with which an individual approaches or avoids a behavior.
The degree of success perceived by an individual who has previously engaged in activities similar to or the same as the current behavior.
The degree of personal control an individual perceives he or she has over a behavior.
Temporary physical condition of the body (e.g., feelings of pain and fatigue or rapid heart rate).
Confidence in one’s abilities to schedule and manage exercise behavior.
Autonomous, self-dependent behavior.
The extent to which an individual believes she or he will be successful in performing a desired behavior, given the situation and the abilities that the individual possesses.
Motivation experienced in a particular activity at a specific point in time.
An approach based on the view that exercise behavior is influenced by both human cognition and external stimuli.
Verbal and nonverbal tactics used by others in an attempt to increase a person’s self-efficacy.
A construct reflecting behavior that an individual feels social pressure to perform.
An attempt to explain why a behavior or phenomenon occurs.
The experience of a sensation, situation, or behavior via imagined participation in another individual’s encounter; a source of self-efficacy.