Posting Exercise Activity on Social Media for Self-Efficacy and Well-Being Article

cited authors

  • Kashian, N; Liu, Y

fiu authors


  • This study provided a test of social cognitive theory‚Äôs less studied constructs: social persuasion, emotional experiences, and mastery experiences, on self-efficacy and well-being among individuals who post exercise activity on social media. A national sample of participants completed an online survey and uploaded social media posts about exercise activity for content analysis. Participants completed measures of exercise self-efficacy and physical and mental well-being. Results revealed that posting about mastery experiences on social media is positively related to self-efficacy, self-efficacy is positively related to physical and mental well-being, and self-efficacy mediates the relationship between posting about mastery experiences and mental and physical well-being. The results emphasize the value of posting about mastery experiences on social media for exercise self-efficacy and well-being.

publication date

  • March 14, 2020

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start page

  • 73

end page

  • 84


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