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Title: Self Efficacy as a Mediator of the Relationship between Dietary Knowledge and Behavior
Authors: Rimal, Arbindra
Moon, Wanki
Balasubramanian, Siva K.
Miljkovic, Dragan
Authors (Email): Rimal, Arbindra (
Moon, Wanki (
Balasubramanian, Siva K. (
Miljkovic, Dragan (
Keywords: dietary knowledge
dietary behavior
Issue Date: 2011-11
Abstract: Translating the dietary knowledge among individuals into healthy behavior remains a challenging task. This study examines the causal relationship between dietary knowledge and behavior by including self-efficacy in the models. A series of regression models were developed based on Baron and Kenny (1986) to assess whether self-efficacy mediated the link between the predictor variables and dietary behavior. 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.
Institution/Association: Journal of Food Distribution Research>Volume 42, Number 3, November 2011
Total Pages: 14
From Page: 28
To Page: 41
Collections:Volume 42, Number 3, November 2011

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