ARMITAGE, C. J. and ARDEN, M. A. (2007). Felt and potential ambivalence across the stages of change. Journal of health psychology, 12 (1), 149-158.Full text not available from this repository.
This study tested discontinuity patterns across the stages of change. Fat intake, theory of planned behaviour (TPB) variables, and felt and potential ambivalence were assessed in 16–17 year olds (N = 187). Across the stages of change there were: (a) linear increases in TPB variables, (b) linear decreases in fat intake, and (c) quadratic relationships with felt and potential ambivalence. Although felt and potential ambivalence were moderately correlated, the correlation between the two was significantly higher in the action and maintenance stages. The findings are consistent with the idea that successful actors/maintainers are vigilant with respect to lapses.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||adolescence, ambivalence, diet, stages of change, theory of planned behaviour|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Psychology Research Group|
|Depositing User:||Ann Betterton|
|Date Deposited:||14 Nov 2008|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2009 18:22|
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