Fallon, Elizabeth A.; Hausenblas, Heather A.
March 2004
American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p35
Academic Journal
This study uses the Transtheoretical Model constructs (i.e., processes of change, decisional balance, barriers-efficacy, and temptation) to examine the validity of Prochaska's definition of the termination stage for exercise behavior. Participants (N = 269) were classified into maintenance (n = 129), 5-10 year termination (n = 58), and > 10 year termination (n = 63) stages. The 5-10 year terminators and > 10-year terminators reported greater self-efficacy, lower affect temptation, and fewer experiential and behavioral processes of change compared to those in the maintenance stage. The utility of the termination stage for exercise behavior and future directions for research will be discussed.


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