Spanish adaptation of the self-efficacy questionnaire to regulate exercise

María de los Angeles Fuentes Vega, Daniel González Lomeli

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© 2020 Federacion Espanola de Docentes de Educacion Fisica. All rights reserved. The presence of physical-sports activity in social life has led social sciences to studying this phenomenon from a social, economic, and cultural point of view, contributing to the disciplines of biological and health areas. The purpose of this research was to translate, adapt, and validate the questionnaire for self-efficacy to regulate the practice of Bandura in university students from a Mexican context. The participants were 241 students (88% women) enrolled in the psychology (60.2%) and social work programs (39.8%) from a public university in northwestern Mexico. Participants were chosen through non-probabilistic sampling. They were divided among the following semesters: 30.3% in second semester, 24.1% in third semester, 15.4% in fourth semester, 17.4% fifth semester, 1.7% sixth semester, and 11.4% in seventh semester at the time of the application. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) revealed values of goodness of theoretical and practical adjustment. The self-efficacy factor to regulate exercise was composed by seven manifest variables. The internal consistency analysis after the CFA yielded an alpha of. 84. It can be concluded that the Spanish version of the questionnaire of self-efficacy to regulate exercise adapted to a Mexican context with university students, is a reliable and valid instrument that can be applied to similar participants or contexts.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)595-601
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020


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