Review of Current Health Education Theories

  • Kathy A. DeBarr University of Illinois at Springfield


This article presents a review of current theories and models in health education. Articles published in 2003 in the American Journal of Health Education, the American Journal of Health Behavior, Health Education and Behavior, Health Education Research, and the International Electronic Journal of Health Education, were reviewed. Concepts and constructs for each theory and model used are presented. The three predominant theories and models in this literature, The Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change Theory), the Theory of Reasoned Action/Planned Behavior, and the Social Cognitive Theory are examined in greater detail.

How to Cite
DeBarr, K. A. (2004). Review of Current Health Education Theories. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 2(1), 74-87.