Self-efficacy as a moderator of the planning–behaviour relationship in interventions designed to promote physical activity

@article{Luszczynska2011SelfefficacyAA,
  title={Self-efficacy as a moderator of the planning–behaviour relationship in interventions designed to promote physical activity},
  author={Aleksandra Luszczynska and Ralf Schwarzer and Sonia Lippke and Magda Mazurkiewicz},
  journal={Psychology \& Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={151 - 166}
}
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