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Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors: an application of latent true change modeling

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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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DOI: doi:10.1177/1359105309360071

Abstract

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.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:behavior change, latent change modeling, planning, self-efficacy, self-regulation
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Schuz, B (Dr Benjamin Schuez)
ID Code:75075
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2012-01-06
Last Modified:2016-09-30
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