Eliciting the Salient Beliefs of Physical Activity for Saudi Young People

Melfy Eddosary, King Saud University
Adrian Taylor, University of Exeter
Paul Freeman, University of Exeter

Year 2011
Volume 1 Number 1
Page 1 – 23
Research Article


The elicitation study of physical activity for Saudi youngsters (N= 104; boys= 56, girls= 48; age M= 15.1 years, SD= 1.2) aimed to identify the modal salient behavioral, normative, and control beliefs. Results revealed that youngsters recalled a limited number of beliefs, and also showed that the contents of modal salient behavioral (active or energetic, fatigue or tired, strength, weight control, fitness, blood circulation, and injury), normative (friends, father, relatives, mother, sisters and athletes) and control beliefs (lack of places and facilities, of time, of equipment, of social support, and bad weather) were endorsed by at least 30% of the sample and for each gender.


Physical Activity