Transtheoretical Model: Definition & Stages of Change


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Why is the transtheoretical model important to understand?

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''I refuse to quit smoking! There is absolutely nothing wrong with what I am doing''

This most likely describes an individual who is expressing which of the following stages in the Transtheoretical Model?

2. In physical fitness, which of the following would be an example of a person's behavior in the preparation stage of the Transtheoretical Model?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps test your understanding of transtheoretical model of behavior change. Topics you'll be assessed on include the importance of the transtheoretical model the stages of change within the transtheoretical model.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll encounter questions that discuss the following:

  • A case that uses a stage in the transtheoretical model
  • Significance of the 4 R's
  • The stage of change in the model
  • The importance of the transtheoretical model
  • An example of the preparation stage in use

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the transtheoretical model
  • Making connections - use understanding of the significance of the 4 R's
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the stage of change in the model

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, watch the accompanying lesson titled Transtheoretical Model: Definition & Stages of Change. This lesson gives you the opportunity to meet the following objectives:

  • Review who developed the transtheoretical model
  • Define the term theory
  • Learn about all of the steps to change
  • Explore what is done during the action stage
  • Apply knowledge of lesson to an example of the transtheoretical model in use