Motives and health-related behaviours: An investigation of equipotentiality and equifinality

Trefor Aspden, David Ingledew, John Parkinson

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

8 Dyfyniadau(SciVal)

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We investigated the phenomena of equipotentiality (one dispositional motive expressed through more than one behaviour) and equifinality (one behaviour serving more than one motive). In a cross-sectional survey, 244 young adults completed measures of sun-related behaviour and risky sexual behaviour, participatory motives for the behaviours and life goals (representing dispositional motives). Equipotentiality was demonstrated, in that power and diversity life goals each predicted more than one behaviour. Equifinality was demonstrated, in that sun exposure and risky sexual behaviour were each predicted by more than one life goal. Participatory motives mediated these relationships. Equipotentiality and equifinality need to be taken into account in health promotion
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)467-479
Nifer y tudalennau13
CyfnodolynJournal of Health Psychology
Cyfrol15
Rhif cyhoeddi3
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar26 Maw 2010
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 01 Ebr 2010

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