ERIC Number: EJ780647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 31
The Theory of Planned Behavior within the Stages of the Transtheoretical Model: Latent Structural Modeling of Stage-Specific Prediction Patterns in Physical Activity
Lippke, Sonia; Nigg, Claudio R.; Maddock, Jay E.
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v14 n4 p649-670 Oct 2007
This is the first study to test whether the stages of change of the transtheoretical model are qualitatively different through exploring discontinuity patterns in theory of planned behavior (TPB) variables using latent multigroup structural equation modeling (MSEM) with AMOS. Discontinuity patterns in terms of latent means and prediction patterns for the different stage groups were examined. Adults (n = 3,462) were assessed on their physical activity stages of change and TPB variables. The TPB was separately examined within the five stage groups. The TPB measurement model fit was acceptable. Latent mean analyses with post-hoc contrast and MSEM indicated discontinuity patterns. Results underscore the qualitative differences between the stages that may guide further research and the design of interventions integrating the approaches. (Contains 3 figures and 5 tables.) [Research for this article was supported by the Hawaii Tobacco Settlement Special Fund.]
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Structural Equation Models, Physical Activity Level, Prediction, Intervention, Multiple Regression Analysis, Factor Analysis, Social Cognition, Telephone Surveys, Reliability, Goodness of Fit, Factor Structure, Adults
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Sponsor: Hawaii State Dept. of Health, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii