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Is General Self-Efficacy a Universal Construct ? * Psychometric Findings from 25 Countries
Perceived self-efficacy represents an optimistic sense of personal competence that seems to be a pervasive phenomenon accounting for motivation and accomplishments in human beings. The General
Bridging the intention–behaviour gap: Planning, self-efficacy, and action control in the adoption and maintenance of physical exercise
Although some people may develop an intention to change their health behaviour, they might not take any action. This discrepancy has been labelled the “intention–behaviour gap.” Detailed action
Is General Self-Efficacy a Universal Construct?1
Summary Perceived self-efficacy represents an optimistic sense of personal competence that seems to be a pervasive phenomenon accounting for motivation and accomplishments in human beings. The
The General Self-Efficacy Scale: Multicultural Validation Studies
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Across countries and samples, there is consistent evidence for associations between perceived self-efficacy and the variables under study confirming the validity of the psychometric scale.
Action planning and coping planning for long-term lifestyle change: Theory and assessment
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Action planning and coping planning for physical exercise were examined in a longitudinal study with 352 cardiac patients, and it was found that they operated differently in the behavioural change process.
Action plans and coping plans for physical exercise: A longitudinal intervention study in cardiac rehabilitation.
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The theoretical distinction between action planning and coping planning as introduced in the present study has proven useful in explaining changes in health-related behaviour.
Adoption and maintenance of four health behaviors: Theory-guided longitudinal studies on dental flossing, seat belt use, dietary behavior, and physical activity
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Self-efficacy and planning seemed to be functional as proximal predictors of health behaviors, whereas health risk perception appeared to be a negligible factor when predicting health behaviors.
On the assessment and analysis of variables in the health action process approach conducting an investigation
Introduction The Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) is a social-cognition model of health behavior suggesting that health behavior change is a process that consists of a motivational phase and a
Dementia caregiving in spousal relationships: A dyadic perspective
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A literature review on how the dyadic perspective is taken into account and on how dementia effects both parts of the dyad indicates the urgent need of integrating the perspective of the individual with dementia to improve the understanding of the effects of dementia caregiving.
Predicting Physical Exercise in Cardiac Rehabilitation: The Role of Phase-Specific Self-Efficacy Beliefs
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Three phase-specific self-efficacies showed sufficient discriminant validity and allowed for differential predictions of intentions and behavior in order to predict physical exercise at 4 and 12 months follow-up.
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