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Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors: an application of latent true change modeling
Reuter, T and Ziegelmann, JP and Wiedemann, AU and Geiser, C and Lippke, S and Schuz, B and Schwarzer, R, Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors: an application of latent true change modeling, Journal of Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary, International Journal, 15, (6) pp. 935-947. ISSN 1359-1053 (2010) [Refereed Article]
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Can latent true changes in intention, planning, and self-efficacy account for latent change in two health behaviors (physical activity as well as fruit and vegetable intake)? Baseline data on predictors and behaviors and corresponding follow-up data four weeks later were collected from 853 participants. Interindividual differences in change and change–change associations were analyzed using structural equation modeling. For both behaviors, similar prediction patterns were found: changes in intention and self-efficacy predicted changes in planning, which in turn corresponded to changes in behavior. This evidence confirms that change predicts change, which is an inherent precondition in behavior change theories.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||behavior change, latent change modeling, planning, self-efficacy, self-regulation|
|Research Group:||Clinical and health psychology|
|Research Field:||Health psychology|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Behaviour and health|
|UTAS Author:||Schuz, B (Dr Benjamin Schuez)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||68|
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