Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Identifying indicators of longevity and the transtheoretical model of behavior change
by Frudakis, Angela C., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 84; 10241139
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast four age cohorts to determine: (a) if they have any preexisting knowledge about The Blue Zones Power 9 lessons for longevity, (b) if they are currently practicing any of the Power 9 lessons, and (c) to what extent they intend to adopt all or some of the Power 9 lessons in the future. The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (DiClemente & Prochaska, 1982) guided exploration of the respondents’ adoption of the Power 9 lessons. There were four significant findings in this study. Physical activity and stress relief had similar results in that both the youngest and oldest age cohorts’ expressed higher frequencies than the two middle age cohorts. Wine consumption and adoption/intention to adopt the Power 9 also had similar results, demonstrating that as age increased, so did the frequency of wine consumption and adoption/intention to adopt the Power 9.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: White, Barbara
Commitee: Claver, Maria, Goeller, Casey
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Health sciences, Health education, Health care management
Keywords: Behavior change, Longevity, Power 9, The Blue Zones, The transtheoretical model of behavior change, Transtheoretical model
Publication Number: 10241139
ISBN: 978-1-369-39370-5
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