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Behavioral Intentions
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Construct Name: Behavioral Intentions
Definition of Construct: 1. The person's subjective probability that he will perform the behavior in question (Fishbein & Ajzen, 1975, p. 12)
2. Readiness to engage in a behavior (Fishbein & Ajzen, 2010, p. 43)
3. Perceived likelihood of performing the behavior (Montano & Kasprzyk, 2008, p. 74)

Measures vary depending on the behavioral domain (e.g., physical activity, reducing sugar-sweetened beverages, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption).

For an example, see Courneya, K. S., & McAuley, E. (1993). Predicting physical activity from intention: Conceptual and methodological issues. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15, 50–62.

See related measures on GEM:
Behavioral Intention (Exercise)
Blanchard et al.'s Fruit and Vegetable TPB (Intentions component)
Related Content Area(s):
  • Psychosocial
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(Last Updated: 3/20/2018 4:11:01 PM by Elise Rice)


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