Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Health Behav. 2003 Jan-Feb;27(1):15-24.

The use of the theory of planned behavior to explore beliefs about sugar restriction.

Author information

  • 1Center for International Health, University of Bergen, Armauer Hansen Building, N-5021 Bergen, Norway.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To identify beliefs underlying attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control regarding sugar restriction using the theory of planned behavior, TPB.

METHODS:

A survey of 981 students was conducted in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

RESULTS:

The TPB predicted behavioral intention, with R2 = 0.25. Analysis of variance showed consistent differences between intenders (strong intentions) and nonintenders (weak intentions) with regard to beliefs of immediate sensory concerns and psychological control factors.

CONCLUSIONS:

Support was provided for the TPB constructs to predict intended sugar restriction. Beliefs distinguishing intenders from nonintenders represent targets for interventions aimed at maintaining a low-level sugar intake among students in Tanzania.

PMID:
12500948
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Ingenta plc
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk