Attending Yoga Classes: Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior

By Brandon Eggleston, Susan E. Middlestadt, Alice Lindeman, Bryan McCormick and David Koceja.

Published by The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society

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To understand the psychological and social determinants of individuals attending yoga classes on a regular basis, one hundred fifty-seven individuals that attended at least one yoga class each week for a history of at least three months were surveyed twice. Beliefs related to circumstances and consequences related to attending yoga classes were associated with behavior. The conclusion is that individuals attend fewer yoga classes if they cannot overcome the barriers of not having time and money for classes. Individuals attend more yoga classes if they believe yoga will make them feel better, relaxed, and increase their flexibility.

Keywords: Yoga, Stress Management, Theory of Planned Behavior

The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.37-48. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 792.516KB).

Dr. Brandon Eggleston

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Health Services Program, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, USA

I am a faculty member who teaches courses in public health and health promotion. I research yoga practice and other areas of public health. I’m currently exploring the benefits and determinants of yoga practice in a variety of populations from children to athletes to older adults. I am also a certified yoga instructor who teaches yoga as a part of an employee wellness program.

Dr. Susan E. Middlestadt

Indiana University, USA

Alice Lindeman

Indiana University, USA

Bryan McCormick

Indiana University, USA

David Koceja

Indiana University, USA