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2003 - International Communication Association Pages: 26 pages || Words: 5624 words || 
1. Siu, Wanda. and Doyle, Kenneth. "Examining the Correlates of Physical Activity for Whites, Blacks and Hispanics in a National Sample: The Role of Demographics, Social Connections and Self-Efficacy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2003 Online <.PDF>. 2020-02-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This study employs structural equation modeling to examine the influence of self-efficacy and social connection on physical activity participation for different ethnic groups. Results showed that female Caucasians who have better social connections and higher self-efficacy engage in more physical activity. African American men who have higher incomes are more self-efficacious, better connected, and exercise more regularly. With regard to Hispanics, females who have better social connections exercise more. However, neither social connections nor feelings of self-efficacy have any bearing on the connection between age and physical activity among Hispanics. Different interventions for different target ethnic groups were suggested.

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