Latest Theory of planned behavior Stories

2009-12-17 16:11:38

The paradox between recognizing importance of exercise for weight control and not exercising Time and time again, it has been documented that regular exercise has many health benefits including lowering risks associated with the comorbidities of obesity. With only 30% of Americans trying to lose weight meeting the National Institutes of Health exercise guidelines of 300 minutes/week, a study in the January/February 2010 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior explores the...

2008-08-30 09:00:24

By Resnicow, Kenneth Page, Scott E Public health research and practice have been guided by a cognitive, rational paradigm where inputs produce linear, predictable changes in outputs. However, the conceptual and statistical assumptions underlying this paradigm may be flawed. In particular, this perspective does not adequately account for nonlinear and quantum influences on human behavior. We propose that health behavior change is better understood through the lens of chaos theory and complex...

2008-08-23 03:00:31

By Godin, Gaston Belanger-Gravel, Ariane; Gagne, Camille; Blondeau, Danielle Context-The shortage of organs for transplantation has led public health authorities to invest significant efforts in the promotion of organ donation. Objective-To identify factors predictive of signed consent for posthumous organ donation by using the theory of planned behavior. Participants and Design-A random sample of 602 adults completed a questionnaire at baseline, and behavior was self-reported 15 months...

2008-07-02 06:00:14

By Wiener, Josh Doescher, Tabitha This article identifies the constructs that influence an individual's intention to save for retirement and discusses how and when these factors can be changed by an agent trying to induce an individual to enroll in a retirement plan, increase his or her contribution to a plan, or purchase a particular retirement product. A broad array of psychological theories is used to develop a series of persuasive communications that can encourage a person to save. In...

2007-11-16 06:00:14

By Reynolds, Diane Lifetime exposure to ultraviolet radiation is a major risk factor for all types of skin cancer. The purpose of this manuscript is to examine theory-guided empirical studies examining adolescent tanning practices. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. The American Cancer Society (2006) estimated that melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, accounted for about 62,190 cases of skin cancer in...

2007-05-01 06:00:16

By Sharma, Manoj; Kanekar, Amar In the mid to late 1960s Martin Fishbein (1965, 1967), a social psychologist at University of Illinois at Urbana, originated the idea of the relationship between beliefs and attitudes. In the seventies he teamed up with Icek Ajzen of University of Massachusetts, Amherst to write the book, "Belief, attitude, intention and behavior. An introduction to theory and research " (Fishbein & Ajzen, 1975) which formed the basis of the Theory of Reasoned action...

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