How to Increase Self-Efficacy in Exercise


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Joanne wants to set some goals to help her stick with an exercise program. She currently is walking daily and lifting weights a few times a week. Which of the following goals would be the best to increase her self-efficacy?

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1. Dianne feels discouraged about her rowing regimen. Last week she rowed 1600 meters in ten minutes, but this week it took her nearly 15 minutes. Which of the following would be the best strategy to increase Dianne's self-efficacy around her rowing program?

2. As a teacher, you want to encourage exercise for your students, even those who don't think it attainable. To motivate your students, you give them examples of other students you had in the past who increased their success even though they weren't very good at first. Which of the following strategies are you using to increase your students' self-efficacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess just how much you know about the various strategies students might use to improve their perception of exercise. The quiz is multiple choice and can be completed in very little time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • How to increase the self-efficacy of an exercise program involving walking and lifting weights
  • Strategy to use in a rowing program
  • Increasing the self-efficacy of students in an exercise program by providing examples
  • Strategy that involves the use of a mantra

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about improving self-efficacy for students with negative perceptions of exercise
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how to increase the self-efficacy of students in an exercise program and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a self-efficacy strategy that involves the use of a mantra

Additional Learning

To continue your studies on this topic, be sure to review the related lesson titled How to Increase Self-Efficacy in Exercise. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Common problem in both adults and teens concerning exercise
  • Reason why exercise programs don't always follow a linear trajectory
  • Benefit of tracking progress