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Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors: An application of latent true change modeling
Journal of Health Psychology
  • Christian Geiser, Utah State University
  • Tabea Reuter, University of Konstanz
  • Jochen P. Ziegelmann, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Amelie Wiedemann, Charité University Medicine Berlin
  • Sonia Lippke, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Benjamin Schüz, German Centre of Gerontology
  • Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
5-1-2010
DOI
10.1177/1359105309360071
Abstract

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.

Citation Information
Christian Geiser, Tabea Reuter, Jochen P. Ziegelmann, Amelie Wiedemann, et al.. "Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors: An application of latent true change modeling" Journal of Health Psychology Vol. 15 Iss. 6 (2010) p. 935 - 947
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christian-geiser/22/