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Intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict physical activity in Chinese and Polish adolescents: two moderated mediation analyses
Planning is assumed to translate intentions into health behaviors. However, this may fail due to a lack of perceived self-efficacy. People do not tackle challenging tasks if they harbor self-doubts,Expand
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Effects of a short behavioural intervention for dental flossing: randomized-controlled trial on planning when, where and how.
AIM Regular dental flossing has been widely recommended to prevent periodontal diseases. Nevertheless, compliance is below a desirable level. This study evaluates the effects of a brief behaviouralExpand
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Predicting transitions from preintentional, intentional and actional stages of change.
Stage theories of health behavior change assume that individuals pass through qualitatively different stages on their way to the adoption of health behaviors. Three common stages (preintention,Expand
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Gender differences in preventive nutrition : An exploratory study addressing meat consumption after livestock epidemics
This study investigated gender differences in preventive nutrition during the BSE and foot-and-mouth disease crisis in Germany using Bandura’s social-cognitive theory as a framework.Expand
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Be fond of yourself and admit that you're at risk - Self-affirmation helps accepting personalised risk feedback
Objectives: Personalised risk feedback (e.g. UV photography) can motivate health behaviour change. However, risk feedback is not always effective in changing risk perception or behaviour, asExpand