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Title: Autonomous motivation is not enough: The role of compensatory health beliefs for the readiness to change stair and elevator use
Author(s): Radtke, Theda
Rackow, Pamela
Issue Date: 28-Nov-2014
Citation: Radtke T & Rackow P (2014) Autonomous motivation is not enough: The role of compensatory health beliefs for the readiness to change stair and elevator use. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11 (12), pp. 12412-12428. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph111212412.
Abstract: Compensatory health beliefs (CHBs) are beliefs that an unhealthy behavior can be compensated with a healthy behavior. In line with the CHBs model, the aim of this study was twofold. First, the study investigated the relationship between autonomous motivation and CHBs that physical inactivity can be compensated by taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Second, the study focused on the associations between CHBs and readiness to use the stairs more often and stair and elevator use. Thus, a cross-sectional online questionnaire was designed that was filled out by 135 participants. Path analysis showed that individuals with stronger autonomous motivation to use the stairs strongly agreed that sedentary behavior could be compensated by taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Moreover, CHBs were positively related to readiness to change behavior, but not to self-reported stair and elevator use. Even though future research is necessary to replicate these findings, autonomous motivation seems to have a positive impact on CHBs which, in turn, might boost an intended behavior change. Thus, promoting possible compensation of physical inactivity might foster the readiness to change the unhealthy behavior
DOI Link: 10.3390/ijerph111212412
Rights: © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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