Self-Efficacy and Imagery Use in Older Adult Exercisers
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between self-efficacy and imagery use in older male (n = 40) and female (n = 52) exercisers. Participants’ self-efficacy was evaluated using the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Exercisers, and their use of imagery was evaluated using the Exercise Imagery Questionnaire. Results revealed that older adult exercisers were most efficacious in terms of the task, followed by scheduling physical activity into their daily routines, and finally overcoming barriers related to physical activity. Older adult exercisers also reported using appearance and technique imagery to much the same extent, but used both significantly more than energy imagery. In addition, energy imagery predicted task self-efficacy but none of the three functions of imagery predicted barrier and scheduling self-efficacy.
Natascha N. Wesch, Marcia I. Milne, Shauna M. Burke, and Craig R. Hall. "Self-Efficacy and Imagery Use in Older Adult Exercisers" European Journal of Sport Science 6.4 (2006): 197-203.