Type D personality and physical inactivity

Stacey Wiencierz, L. Williams

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Type D personality is associated with health-damaging behaviours among the general population. This study assessed the relationship between Type D personality, physical activity and self-efficacy. A total of 189 participants completed measures of Type D personality, physical activity and self-efficacy. Type D individuals had significantly lower levels of self-efficacy and engaged in significantly less walking and total exercise compared to non-Type D?s. Furthermore, self-efficacy fully mediated the relationship between Type D and physical activity. Low levels of self-efficacy may be one mechanism to help explain why Type D individuals engage in more disease-promoting behaviours.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Feb 2016


  • type D personality
  • physical activity
  • walking
  • exercise


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