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dc.contributor.advisorStephenson, Michael T.en_US
dc.creatorGadberry, Kacy L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12T22:31:08Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-14T16:00:20Z
dc.date.available2010-10-12T22:31:08Zen_US
dc.date.available2010-10-14T16:00:20Z
dc.date.created2009-08en_US
dc.date.issued2010-10-12en_US
dc.date.submittedAugust 2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-08-881en_US
dc.description.abstractUsing Social Cognitive Theory, Social Identity Theory, and Source Credibility, this study examined the role of instructor source credibility as related to exercise adherence. A one-time survey was given to participants of an eight-week exercise program. Hierarchical multiple linear regression was used to test hypotheses. Results indicate that perceived expertise was a significant predictor of intentions to adhere to class. Additionally, this study shows how Social Identity Theory can predict lower levels of identification in an exercise context. The scales used to text source credibility were shown to be accurate measures of perceived instructor expertise, likeability, and enthusiasm. Thus, these scales can be used to examine this subject in later studies.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSocial Cognitive Theoryen_US
dc.subjectSource Credibilityen_US
dc.subjectSocial Identity Theoryen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Efficacyen_US
dc.subjectExercise Adherenceen_US
dc.titleAn Exploratory Study of the Relationship Between Exercise Leader Source Credibility, Participant Self-Efficacy, and Exercise Adherenceen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunicationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunicationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStreet, Jr., Richard L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPruitt, B. E.en_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US


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