Self efficacy as a mediator of the relationship between dietary knowledge and behavior
AbstractThis study examines the causal relationship between dietary knowledge and behavior by including self-efficacy in the models. Regression analyses supported the hypothesized relationships that self-efficacy mediates effects of dietary knowledge and social influences on dietary behavior. Self-efficacy also accounted for variance in eating behavior not explained by knowledge or demographic variables. The coefficients for the relationship between dietary behavior and knowledge decreased for each of the four dietary models when the influence of self efficacy was added. Interventions and health promotion campaigns should seek to directly address factors influencing diet related self-efficacy instead of focusing on disseminating information only.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia with number 46742.
Date of creation: 16 Jan 2009
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Efficacy; Mediation; Health Knowledge; Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics; Health Economics and Policy;
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- NEP-ALL-2009-02-07 (All new papers)
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- Moorman, Christine & Matulich, Erika, 1993. " A Model of Consumers' Preventive Health Behaviors: The Role of Health Motivation and Health Ability," Journal of Consumer Research, University of Chicago Press, vol. 20(2), pages 208-28, September.
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