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Self-Talk, Styles of Motivation, And Perceived Competence toward Exercising and Diet

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dc.contributor.advisor Brinthaupt, Tom
dc.contributor.author Long, Kyle Long
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-04T20:17:47Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-04T20:17:47Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-16
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5472
dc.description.abstract The differences in the self-talk profiles of people with these different styles and levels of intrinsic traits, as well as those who report frequently exercising and eating healthily are explored. 119 students from Middle Tennessee State University participated. They completed a survey containing measures of the frequency and types of self-talk they might engage in when thinking about diet and exercise behaviors, the subscales “nutrition” and “physical activity” from a measure of health behavior frequency, measures of motivation within the domains of both exercise and diet, and measures of feelings of competence towards maintaining a diet and exercising regularly. Results provided moderate support for the predictions that health-related self-talk would be related to levels of perceived competence and autonomous motivational styles. Now, future research can continue to build on these findings and extend further into other areas of a healthy lifestyle.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Competence
dc.subject Diet
dc.subject Exercise
dc.subject Motivation
dc.subject Self-Talk
dc.title Self-Talk, Styles of Motivation, And Perceived Competence toward Exercising and Diet
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeemember Ujcich Ward, Kimberly
dc.contributor.committeemember Schrader, Lisa
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject.umi Clinical psychology
dc.subject.umi Behavioral psychology
dc.subject.umi Behavioral sciences
dc.description.degree M.A.
dc.contributor.department Psychology


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