Associations between self-efficacy and sedentary behaviour: a meta-analysis

Zofia Szczuka , Anna Banik , Charles Abraham , Ewa Kuliś , Aleksandra Łuszczyńska


Objective: The study sought to synthesize research on the relationship between time spent engaged in sedentary behaviours (SB) and self-efficacy. Analyses investigated whether such associations are moderated by age, conceptualization of self-efficacy, conceptualization of SB, and/or SB measurement. Design and Main Outcome Measures: The review was registered with PROSPERO (no. CRD42018086899). Studies including associations between self-efficacy and SB were identified through a systematic search of six databases. Inclusion criteria were met by k = 26 original studies. Results: A random effect meta-analysis showed that higher levels of self-efficacy were associated with lower levels of SB (r = −.158, 95% CI [−.220, −.094]). Moderator analyses indicated that associations between self-efficacy and SB may be similar in strength across age groups, the conceptualizations of self-efficacy or SB and SB measurements. Conclusion: The findings provide preliminary guidance for future interventions targeting reduction of SB, although more longitudinal research is needed to draw causal inferences.
Author Zofia Szczuka (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Zofia Szczuka,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Anna Banik (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Anna Banik,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Charles Abraham
Charles Abraham,,
, Ewa Kuliś (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Ewa Kuliś,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Aleksandra Łuszczyńska (Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie)
Aleksandra Łuszczyńska,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie
Journal seriesPsychology & Health, [Psychology and Health, Psychology & Health], ISSN 0887-0446, e-ISSN 1476-8321, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2021
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in English Self-efficacy, sedentary behaviour, meta-analysis, measurement, adults, adolescents
ASJC Classification2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health; 3202 Applied Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Associations_oswiadczenie_Kulis.pdf 742.21 KB
Associations_oswiadczenie_ABanik.pdf 735.5 KB
Associations_Oswiadczenie_Z Szczuka.pdf 229.55 KB
Associations_Oswiadczenie_Luszczynska.pdf 576.04 KB
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.107; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.459 (2) - 2017=2.741 (5)
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