THE THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOR AND PERCEIVED STRESS REDUCTION IN THE PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDER

  • Amparo Carpi Ballester
  • Alicia Breva Asensio
  • Francisco Palmero Cantero
Keywords: theory of planned behavior, stress, cardiovascular health

Abstract

This study analyses the importance of intention as a motivating variable in the reduction of perceived stress in the prevention of disease, and in particular, of any type of cardiovascular disorder. We have used the Theory of Planned Action (TPA) model to discover and comprehend the variables that have a positive effect on the intention to follow a certain behaviour pattern. The sample studied is made up of 360 members of the general public who at present, do not display any cardiovascular disorder. With the statistical program SPSS (12.00) we analized the general descriptive characteristics of the sample. In order to prove the adjusting grade of the model and in order to know the influence of the different variables in the prediction of the behavior intention, we have used the statistical program of equations of structural models EQS (Bentler, 2004).

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Author Biographies

Amparo Carpi Ballester
Universitat Jaume I de Castellón
Alicia Breva Asensio
Universidad de Sevilla
Francisco Palmero Cantero
Universitat Jaume I de Castellón
How to Cite
Carpi Ballester, A., Breva Asensio, A., & Palmero Cantero, F. (1). THE THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOR AND PERCEIVED STRESS REDUCTION IN THE PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDER. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 21(1), 84-91. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/27191
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology