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The influences of continuation intentions on execution of social behaviour within the theory of planned behaviour.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15601509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study explores the predictive accuracy of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) in relation to continuation of intentions. Three studies examined the hypothesis that continuation intentions of success and continuation intentions of failure would improve utility of the TPB in predicting and promoting social behaviour. As a new construct, continuation intentions of success and continuation intentions of failure aim to describe people's readiness to continue performance of an activity under conditions that signify successful and unsuccessful progress at behavioural outcomes. As predicted, Study 1 (N = 222, male = 107, female = 115, age = 14.62 yrs, SD = 1.45) and Study 2 (N = 200, male = 101, female = 98, age = 14.29 yrs, SD = .92) showed that continuation intentions of success and continuation intentions of failure contributed to the prediction of physical activity over and above components of the TPB, past behaviour and perceived progress. Study 3 (N = 93, male = 50, female = 42, age = 20.53 yrs, SD = 3.36), a study of food choice, manipulated continuation intentions and showed that participants who formed continuation intentions were more likely to eat five portions of fruit and/or vegetables than participants in a control group. Together, these findings underscore the theoretical as well as practical importance of distinguishing between intentions and continuation intentions, and the need for influence attempts to manipulate continuation intentions.
Nikos L D Chatzisarantis; Martin S Hagger; Brett Smith; Cassie Phoenix
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of social psychology / the British Psychological Society     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0144-6665     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-16     Completed Date:  2005-05-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8105534     Medline TA:  Br J Soc Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  551-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sport Sciences and Health, University of Exeter, Devon, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy*
Exercise / psychology*
Follow-Up Studies
Food Preferences / psychology*
Health Promotion
Leisure Activities
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) / statistics & numerical data
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Social Behavior*

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