Presentation Title

The Effect Of Strength Training On Self-Efficacy Of College Aged Females

Mentor

Jeffrey Timmer

Location

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

Abstract

Self-efficacy can be described as the confidence an individual has in their competence to achieve a task. Previous research done on self-efficacy shows that this confidence is an important factor in exercise motivation. Additionally, self-efficacy can significantly affect people’s decisions about initiating physical activity. However, there has been little research done to investigate the impact of strength training specifically on self-efficacy in the college female population. Therefore this study was conducted to see whether females at Keene State College improved their self-efficacy after a four-week full body strength-training program. Participants completed questionnaires regarding their self-efficacy levels before and after the strength training intervention. The results of this study indicate there is a relationship between strength training and increased self-efficacy levels in the college female population. With these results, the hope is to encourage more college aged females to engage in more strength training activity.

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The Effect Of Strength Training On Self-Efficacy Of College Aged Females

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

Self-efficacy can be described as the confidence an individual has in their competence to achieve a task. Previous research done on self-efficacy shows that this confidence is an important factor in exercise motivation. Additionally, self-efficacy can significantly affect people’s decisions about initiating physical activity. However, there has been little research done to investigate the impact of strength training specifically on self-efficacy in the college female population. Therefore this study was conducted to see whether females at Keene State College improved their self-efficacy after a four-week full body strength-training program. Participants completed questionnaires regarding their self-efficacy levels before and after the strength training intervention. The results of this study indicate there is a relationship between strength training and increased self-efficacy levels in the college female population. With these results, the hope is to encourage more college aged females to engage in more strength training activity.