TITLE

TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL: IS TERMINATION APPLICABLE TO EXERCISE?

AUTHOR(S)
Fallon, Elizabeth A.; Hausenblas, Heather A.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
12720626

 

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