Relationships between self-leadership, commitment to exercise, and exercise adherence among sport participants

Chul-Ho Bum1
1Graduate School of Physical Education, Kyung Hee University
Cite this article:  Bum, C. (2018). Relationships between self-leadership, commitment to exercise, and exercise adherence among sport participants. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 46, 1983-1996.

Volume 46 Issue 12 | e7371 | Published: December 2018 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.7371

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I investigated the structural relationships between self-leadership, exercise commitment, and exercise adherence intention with a sample of 280 sport participants. My analysis of the questionnaires that participants completed showed that, first, the 3 factors of self-leadership (behavior-focused strategies, natural reward strategies, and constructive thought pattern strategies) significantly influenced sport participants’ commitment to exercise. Second, both cognitive and behavioral commitment significantly strengthened sport participants’ exercise adherence intention. In terms of indirect effects, the impact of the 3 factors of self-leadership on exercise adherence intention was mediated by exercise commitment. My results suggest that strengthening sport participants’ self-management contributes to improving exercise commitment and adherence, thus verifying the importance of individual self-leadership.

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