Application of Trans-Theoretical Model in Identification of Physical Activity Behavior Determinants in University Students of Gilan Gharb
Abstract:
Background and Objectives
Trans-theoretical Model is one of theoretical approaches to the promotion of physical activity which represents behavior change as a process which passes through the definite stages. This study was conducted to investigate application of Trans-theoretical Model to identify determinants of physical activity behavior in the college students.
Methods
This cross-sectional study was performed with participation of 200 college students which selected by systematic random sampling method. Data gathering instrument was a Questionnaire that includes: Stages of Exercise Change Questionnaire (SECQ), self-efficacy for physical activity and decisional balance questions. Test-retest method was used for reliability of SECQ and Alpha Cronbach's Methods for self-efficacy and decisional balance questions (0.82, 0.72, and 0.77, respectively). Data was analyzed using SPSS19 by use of central indexes, one way ANOVA, chi-square, Pearson correlation coefficient and regression.
Results
Generally, distribution of individuals according to the physical activity stages was as follow: pre-contemplation 42%, contemplation 13%, preparation 15%, action 11.5%, and maintenance 18.5%. Average physical activity in week was 150.6±161.2 minutes. The level of physical activity through the stages of change (from precontemplation to maintenance) showed an increasing trend (p<0.001). Stages of change, self-efficacy and decisional balance, significantly predicted physical activity (p<0.001).
Conclusion
Given to the importance of the Trans-theoretical Model constructs in predicting physical activity behavior, we propose that educational intervention based on these constructs, performed to promote physical activity, especially for the students of passive stages (pre-contemplation, contemplation and preparation).
Language:
Persian
Published:
Journal of Health , Volume:6 Issue:3, 2015
Pages:
281 - 290
magiran.com/p1443324  
روش‌های دسترسی به متن این مطلب
اشتراک شخصی
در سایت عضو شوید و هزینه اشتراک یک‌ساله سایت به مبلغ 300,000ريال را پرداخت کنید. همزمان با برقراری دوره اشتراک بسته دانلود 100 مطلب نیز برای شما فعال خواهد شد!
اشتراک سازمانی
به کتابخانه دانشگاه یا محل کار خود پیشنهاد کنید تا اشتراک سازمانی این پایگاه را برای دسترسی همه کاربران به متن مطالب خریداری نمایند!