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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), pp. 52-58.

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 2002

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Local EPrints ID: 18232
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18232
ISSN: 0882-7524
PURE UUID: f56227b2-ae8e-467e-a9da-089fffc8115b

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Date deposited: 25 Jan 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:36

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Author: Julie Fleury
Author: Kimberly D. Donovan

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