Self-efficacy moderates the mediation of intentions into behavior via plans.

@article{Lippke2009SelfefficacyMT,
  title={Self-efficacy moderates the mediation of intentions into behavior via plans.},
  author={S. Lippke and A. Wiedemann and J. Ziegelmann and T. Reuter and R. Schwarzer},
  journal={American journal of health behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={
          521-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the putative moderating role of self-efficacy in the intention-planning-behavior relationship. METHODS In N=812 individuals, intentions (independent variable) were assessed at baseline, whereas action plans (mediator), self-efficacy (moderator), and physical activity (dependent variable) were measured again 4 weeks later. We examined a moderated-mediation model. RESULTS Self-efficacy moderates the mediation process: the strength of the mediated effect increased along… Expand
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