Title

Project IMPACT: Brief Report on a Pilot Programme Promoting Physical Activity among University Students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2008

Journal

Journal of Health Psychology

Volume

13

Issue

8

First Page

1079

Last Page

1084

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105308095979

Abstract

The effectiveness of a buddy system, record-keeping device, or both for increasing university students' physical activity (PA) was assessed. Pre- and post-measures of PA, self-efficacy, and body mass index were taken. PA increased significantly in the record-keeping and combination arms of the study, p < .05. Significant increases in barriers efficacy occurred for all participants, p < .05. No significant changes in task efficacy or BMI occurred. Project IMPACT is an effective PA intervention requiring wider-spread implementation and evaluation.