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Stages of change among ethnically diverse college students.
J Am Coll Health. 2002 Jul; 51(1):26-31.JA

Abstract

The authors applied the stage-of-change construct in the transtheoretical model to examine the distribution of Asian (n = 869), African American (n = 373), White (n = 1322), and Hispanic (n = 535) American undergraduate students across the 5 stages of change for exercise. Stage of change varied as a function of ethnicity. Higher percentages of minorities were in the precontemplation and contemplation stages. The likelihood of being in these stages was from 43% to 82% greater for minorities than for White students. Also examined were the congruency between stage of change and self-reported levels of physical activity. Half of the sedentary students and 15.6% of the active students were misclassified by the stage-of-change procedure. Misclassification rates were higher for minority women (27.8%) than for White women (17.8%) and for Asian students (24.6%) compared with all others (20.6%). The results of this study have implications for the design of physical activity interventions based on stage of change.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA. suminski.1@osu.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12222844

Citation

Suminski, Richard R., and Rick Petosa. "Stages of Change Among Ethnically Diverse College Students." Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, vol. 51, no. 1, 2002, pp. 26-31.
Suminski RR, Petosa R. Stages of change among ethnically diverse college students. J Am Coll Health. 2002;51(1):26-31.
Suminski, R. R., & Petosa, R. (2002). Stages of change among ethnically diverse college students. Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, 51(1), 26-31.
Suminski RR, Petosa R. Stages of Change Among Ethnically Diverse College Students. J Am Coll Health. 2002;51(1):26-31. PubMed PMID: 12222844.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Stages of change among ethnically diverse college students. AU - Suminski,Richard R, AU - Petosa,Rick, PY - 2002/9/12/pubmed PY - 2002/10/3/medline PY - 2002/9/12/entrez SP - 26 EP - 31 JF - Journal of American college health : J of ACH JO - J Am Coll Health VL - 51 IS - 1 N2 - The authors applied the stage-of-change construct in the transtheoretical model to examine the distribution of Asian (n = 869), African American (n = 373), White (n = 1322), and Hispanic (n = 535) American undergraduate students across the 5 stages of change for exercise. Stage of change varied as a function of ethnicity. Higher percentages of minorities were in the precontemplation and contemplation stages. The likelihood of being in these stages was from 43% to 82% greater for minorities than for White students. Also examined were the congruency between stage of change and self-reported levels of physical activity. Half of the sedentary students and 15.6% of the active students were misclassified by the stage-of-change procedure. Misclassification rates were higher for minority women (27.8%) than for White women (17.8%) and for Asian students (24.6%) compared with all others (20.6%). The results of this study have implications for the design of physical activity interventions based on stage of change. SN - 0744-8481 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12222844/Stages_of_change_among_ethnically_diverse_college_students_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07448480209596324 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -