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Predicting Fruit and Vegetable Intake with the Theory of Planned Behavior

Title: Predicting Fruit and Vegetable Intake with the Theory of Planned Behavior: A Literature Review.
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Name(s): Klama, Jennifer, author
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This literature review analyzed studies that used the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) to predict fruit and vegetable intake, a preventative health behavior. The TPB consists of four psychosocial constructs (attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavior control, and intention) which are proposed to predict behavior. A total of nine studies matched the research criteria in this review, with a total of 3,397 participants from the general adult population. After analysis, perceived behavioral control was identified as the most common predictor of intention, and intention was the strongest predictor of fruit and vegetable intake. This review discusses the measurement successes of the studies; the importance of measuring beliefs which are the foundation of TPB constructs; as well as the importance of properly testing the fit of the model when the TPB is supplemented with additional constructs, such as self-efficacy. This review discussed the characteristics, methods, and results of the studies in order to inform future research and interventions promoting fruit and vegetable intake.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0223 (IID)
Keywords: theory of planned behavior, fruit and vegetable intake, fruit intake, vegetable intake, perceived behavioral control, intention, health behavior, predicting behavior
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: May 3, 2013.
Subject(s): Community health services
Medicine, Preventive
Mental health
Psychology
Health literacy
Social psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0223
Restrictions on Access: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Klama, J. (2013). Predicting Fruit and Vegetable Intake with the Theory of Planned Behavior: A Literature Review. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0223