- Arizona State University - Tempe
- Kinesiology 352
- Transtheoretical Model
Last Modified: 2011-06-28
Related Textbooks:The Psychology of Physical Activity w/PowerWeb
-Stages can last a while & a person can never leave a change.
- stages are both stable & dynamic
- person can move quickly, slowly either forward or backwards through stages
believers- believe there is value to PA bu can't seem to start exercising.
provides researchers ability to sub divide the at risk population.
allows for targeted recruitment.
only equivocal support for relationship between processes & stages of change. (some research shown no relationship between processes & stages)
most descriptive, not explanatory. (can't explain how people got to their stages)
fails to include influence of moderator variables : nothing that addresses gender, age, psych states, past experiences.
integration of a number of theories create conflicts. (can't skip a stage like other models)
Predictor of change among contemplators, & people in precontemp show low perceived severity.
some research showed the TPB explains why people change their exw behavior whereas the stages of change tell us HOW people change exw behavior.
- compare groups of people
- particularly supports SE & decisional balance.
- problem that we still don't know how to move people through stages.
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