Possible health selves of older African Americans: toward increasing the effectiveness of health promotion efforts
Fleury, Julie, Sedikides, Constantine and Donovan, Kimberly D. (2002) Possible health selves of older African Americans: toward increasing the effectiveness of health promotion efforts. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 18, (1), 52-58.
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Possible selves are cognitive representations of the self in the future that motivate planning and behavior. This study explored possible health selves among rural-dwelling African Americans. Older African American respondents described their hoped-for and feared selves, as well as activities they initiated to achieve or avoid these selves. Three categories of possible selves emerged: health, social, and spiritual. The findings provide a basis for the development of culturally relevant health intervention programs.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Human Wellbeing
|Date Deposited:||25 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 13:32|
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