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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...