We propose stress management behavior,
exercise, and scheduled sleep to represent the general intention and actual
practices aimed to relieve stress by the application of the transtheoretical
model (TTM). Randomly selected Chinese adults aged 18 - 64 were tested through
an internet survey. The stage distributions for the three health behaviors were
different across the Chinese adults. Stress was significantly higher in action
and maintenance stages than in precontemplation and contemplation stages across
three health behaviors. Our findings have provided preliminary findings on the
applicability of TTM on the three health behaviors in Chinese adults with
evidence of concurrent criterion validity.
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