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Self-efficacy, action control, and social support explain physical activity changes among Costa Rican older adults
Background: Self-efficacy, action control, and social support are considered to influence changes in physical activity levels in older adults. This study examines the relationship among these variables and explores the ...
Action control bridges the planning-behavior gap: A longitudinal study on physical exercise in young adults
Objectives: Maintaining physical exercise levels may not only require motivation and planning but also action control which is supposed to mediate between planning and exercise. Design: Behavioural intention, action ...
Promoting action control and coping planning to improve hand hygiene
Background We examined a brief educational intervention addressing hand hygiene self-regulatory mechanisms, and evaluated which psychological mechanisms may lead to hand hygiene behaviours. Methods Two hundred forty ...
Synergistic effects of social support and self-efficacy on dietary motivation predicting fruit and vegetable intake
Background: Self-efficacy and social support are considered relevant predictors of fruit and vegetable intake. This study examines whether the effect of self-efficacy on fruit and vegetable intake is mediated by intention ...
Social-cognitive Antecedents of Hand Washing: Action Control Bridges the Planning-Behavior Gap
Objectives. To examine motivational and volitional factors for hand washing in young adults, using the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) as a theoretical framework. Design. In a longitudinal design with two measurement ...