This study applied the transtheoretical model of behavior change to safer sex adoption in a cross-sectional sample of 352 college students. The transtheoretical model has received empirical support in other areas of health behavior change and has important implications for intervention development. Variables assessed include the stages of change, decisional balance, confidence, temptation Cited by: 8. They may seek out helping relationships, where they can use social support for the healthy behavior change (Prochaska et al., 2008). With sexual health behaviors, this may be as simple as the adolescent choosing to be around friends that practice abstinence or safe sex behaviors only.
Sep 09, 2015 · The Policy & Research Group (PRG) will be evaluating the Safer Sex Intervention (SSI). The Safer Sex Intervention is based in Social Cognitive Theory, the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, and motivational interviewing. The transtheoretical model of behavior change is an integrative theory of therapy that assesses an individual's readiness to act on a new healthier behavior, and provides strategies, or processes of change to guide the individual. The model is composed of constructs such as: stages of change, processes of change, levels of change, self-efficacy, and decisional balance.
The Transtheoretical Model (also called the Stages of Change Model), developed by Prochaska and DiClemente in the late 1970s, evolved through studies examining the experiences of smokers who quit on their own with those requiring further treatment to understand .