ERIC Number: EJ684690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Stages of Change or Changes of Stage? Predicting Transitions in Transtheoretical Model Stages in Relation to Healthy Food Choice
Armitage, Christopher J.; Sheeran, Paschal; Conner, Mark; Arden, Madelynne A.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v72 n3 p491-499 Jun 2004
Relatively little research has examined factors that account for transitions between transtheoretical model (TTM) stages of change. The present study (N=787) used sociodemographic, TTM, and theory of planned behavior (TPB) variables, as well as theory-driven interventions to predict changes in stage. Longitudinal analyses revealed that sociodemographic, TPB, and 1 of the interventions predicted transitions between most stages of change. In fact, only progression from the preparation stage was not predictable. However, given that this change of stage marks the transition between cognition and actual behavior, the identification of variables that bridge this gap is crucial for the development of interventions to promote stage transitions.
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Models, Sociocultural Patterns, Demography, Behavior Change, Nutrition, Intervention, Longitudinal Studies, Demography
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