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A study on physical activity of the employees infinancial industry with the Theory of Planned Behavior
Theory of Planned Behavior
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of the relative factors of the Theory of Planned Behavior on physical activities among employees of financial industries in Taipei city and New Taipei city. A total of 643 financial employees were selected by using a stratified random sampling method. The response rate was 83%. The information about Theory of Planned Behavior variables, physical activity, and personal background were collected with a self-administered questionnaire. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, chi-square test, analysis of variance, correlation, multiple regression, and logistic regression. The results showed that 57.8% of the financial employees being physically active. Perceived behavioral control variable was the most significant predictors of physical activity intention. Health status and physical activity intention were predictors to know whether or not the financial employees exercised regluarly. Physical activity intention was the predictor of physical activities about work and housework, recreation and sports, and leisure-time activities, as well as total amount of the physical activity. Perceived behavioral control directly affecting physical activity intention and indirectly affecting physical activities were discovered by using the path analysis. In order to promote the health of financial employees, escalating the control beliefs and perceptivities of financial staff and eliminating their obstacle factors of physical activities were necessary. Increasing their self-efficacy of physical activity, financial employees can form a habit of exercising regularly and develop an appropriate health promotion project.
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