Felt and potential ambivalence across the stages of change

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.

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    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescence, ambivalence, diet, stages of change, theory of planned behaviour
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Psychology Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105307071749
    Page Range: 149-158
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2008
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 21:45
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/93

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