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Table 2 Behavioral, normative, and control beliefs elicited by firefighters regarding participating in exercise training (n = 57)

From: Differences in salient beliefs associated with voluntary exercise training among South Korean firefighters before and after COVID-19

Beliefs Factors n
Behavioral
beliefs
Improves my physical ability 44
Causes injury 17
Makes me tired 13
Self-confidence 13
Have positive mindset 8
Relieve stress 7
Takes too much time 7
Have exercise compulsion / addiction 4
Feel accomplishment 3
Normative
beliefs
Family members 45
Colleagues 27
Friends 16
Government / Fire department 3
Exercise circles 2
Civilians 1
Doctors 1
Control
Beliefs
Lack of time 28
COVID-19 19
Exercise facilities 19
Characteristics of occupation 16
Physical condition 13
Exercise trainer 8
Accessibility of exercise facilities 6
Economic determinants 2
Workplace environment (atmosphere) 2
How to exercise / YouTube 2
Habituation 2
Exercise interest 1
Exercise partners 1
Perception about beginner 1
  1. Bolded items are beliefs mentioned by more than 30% of participants