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Affective Determinants of Health Behavior$
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David M. Williams, Ryan E. Rhodes, and Mark T. Conner

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190499037

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190499037.001.0001

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Perceived Satisfaction with Health Behavior Change

Perceived Satisfaction with Health Behavior Change

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(p.69) 4 Perceived Satisfaction with Health Behavior Change
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Affective Determinants of Health Behavior
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Austin S. Baldwin

Margarita Sala

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190499037.003.0004

Perceived satisfaction with health behavior change is defined as the overall assessment of the various positive and negative experiences and outcomes that result from engaging in the target behavior. Perceived satisfaction is theorized to be a critical predictor of health behavior change maintenance. It is therefore important to understand both (1) determinants of satisfaction and (2) the effect of satisfaction on health behavior change maintenance. This chapter reviews evidence across several different behavioral domains suggesting that perceived satisfaction is an important predictor of health behavior change maintenance. However, evidence to date is not yet clear on why people are satisfied with the changes they make or how best to intervene on this construct.

Keywords:   health behavior, maintenance, perceived satisfaction, exercise, smoking cessation, weight loss

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