Title: The longitudinal effects of a home-based lifestyle intervention and a structured exercise intervention on multidimensional self-esteem in older adults
Authors: Opdenacker, Joke ×
Delecluse, Christophe
Boen, Filip #
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Series Title: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology vol:31 issue:6 pages:743-760
Abstract: The objectives of this Study were (1) to evaluate the long-term effects of a lifestyle physical activity intervention (n = 60) and a structured exercise intervention (n = 60) on physical self-perceptions and self-esteem in older adults compared with a control group (n = 66), and (2) to test the longitudinal fit of the exercise and self-esteem model (EXSEM). Immediately after the 11-month interventions, the lifestyle group showed significant improvements in self-perceived physical condition, sport competence, body attractiveness, and physical self-worth. In the structured group, significant effects were found on physical condition and sport competence. One year later, the lifestyle program had significant effects on body attractiveness and global self-esteem, while the structured group showed significant improvements in physical condition, sport competence, and body attractiveness. Path analyses revealed a good fit for the EXSEM across the 2-year period.
ISSN: 0895-2779
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Exercise & Sport Psychology, and Coaching (-)
Exercise Physiology Research Group
Policy in Sports & Physical Activity Research Group
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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