Perceived goal ownership, regulatory goal cognition, and health behavior change

Morris A. Okun, Paul Karoly

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the links among perceived goal ownership, regulatory goal cognition, and health behavior change. Methods: A sample of 390 college students completed measures of (a) perceived goal ownership for a goal related to a health behavior that they, their dating partner, or both were seeking to change, (b) 9 aspects of regulatory goal cognition, and (c) health behavior change. Results: As compared to participants with self-set and joint-set goals, participants with partner-set goals reported less adaptive regulatory goal cognition and were less likely to report positive changes in health behavior. Conclusion: Efforts to change dating partner's health behaviors should be framed as joint-set goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-109
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume31
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Goals
  • Health behaviors
  • Self-regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Leadership and Management

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Perceived goal ownership, regulatory goal cognition, and health behavior change. / Okun, Morris A.; Karoly, Paul.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 98-109.

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