IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/saeana/46742.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Self efficacy as a mediator of the relationship between dietary knowledge and behavior

Author

Listed:
  • Rimal, Arbindra
  • Moon, Wanki

Abstract

This 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.

Suggested Citation

  • Rimal, Arbindra & Moon, Wanki, 2009. "Self efficacy as a mediator of the relationship between dietary knowledge and behavior," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46742, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeana:46742
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/46742
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Moorman, Christine & Matulich, Erika, 1993. " A Model of Consumers' Preventive Health Behaviors: The Role of Health Motivation and Health Ability," Journal of Consumer Research, Oxford University Press, vol. 20(2), pages 208-228, September.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Efficacy; Mediation; Health Knowledge; Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics; Health Economics and Policy;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:saeana:46742. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/saeaaea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.