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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (8) : 1186-1192     DOI:
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Temporal Self-regulation Theory: A New Perspective on Health Behavior Study
CHENG Cui-Ping;ZHANG Yong-Hong
School of Culture and Social Development Studies, Center Studies for Psychology and Social Development, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
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Abstract  Temporal self-regulation theory (TST), based on the intention-behavior link, is a new theoretical framework which emphasizes the combined influence of temporality, behavioral prepotency and self-regulatory capacity on health behavior. According to TST, connectedness beliefs and temporal valuations affect intentions; behavioral prepotency and self-regulatory capacity not only adjust the strength of the intention-behavior link, but also affect human behavior directly. Compared with other health behavior models, the major difference is the inclusion of self-regulation and time factors that affect human behavior. Future research can further specify intervention strategies of health behavior and give behavioral prepotency an appropriate position as well.
Keywords health behavior      temporality      the intention-behavior link      behavioral prepotency      self-regulatory capacity     
Corresponding Authors: ZHANG Yong-Hong   
Issue Date: 15 August 2011
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CHENG Cui-Ping,ZHANG Yong-Hong. Temporal Self-regulation Theory: A New Perspective on Health Behavior Study[J]. , 2011, 19(8): 1186-1192.
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