Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors: an application of latent true change modeling.

Auteur(s) :
Wiedemann AU., Reuter T., Ziegelmann JP.
Date :
Déc, 2009
Source(s) :
Adresse :
University of Konstanz, Germany.

Sommaire de l'article

Can latent true changes in intention, planning, and self-efficacy account for latent change in two health behaviors (physical activity as well as fruit and vegetable intake)? Baseline data on predictors and behaviors and corresponding follow-up data four weeks later were collected from 853 participants. Interindividual differences in change and change-change associations were analyzed using structural equation modeling. For both behaviors, similar prediction patterns were found: changes in intention and self-efficacy predicted changes in planning, which in turn corresponded to changes in behavior. This evidence confirms that change predicts change, which is an inherent precondition in behavior change theories.

Source : Pubmed