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As guest Editors of Actualidades en Psicología, we are pleased to present a selection of scholarly articles focusing on various areas of Health Psychology. The purpose of this special issue is to present some relevant ...
Modelling Longitudinal Directional Associations Between Self-regulation, Physical Activity, and Habit: Results from a Cross-lagged Panel Model
Background The directionality of associations between self-regulatory variables, behavior, and automaticity is seldomly tested. In this study, we aimed to examine a volitional, self-regulatory sequence of variables proposed ...
Promoting action control and coping planning to improve hand hygiene
Background We examined a brief educational intervention addressing hand hygiene self-regulatory mechanisms, and evaluated which psychological mechanisms may lead to hand hygiene behaviours. Methods Two hundred forty ...
Self-efficacy, action control, and social support explain physical activity changes among Costa Rican older adults
Background: Self-efficacy, action control, and social support are considered to influence changes in physical activity levels in older adults. This study examines the relationship among these variables and explores the ...
Action control bridges the planning-behavior gap: A longitudinal study on physical exercise in young adults
Objectives: Maintaining physical exercise levels may not only require motivation and planning but also action control which is supposed to mediate between planning and exercise. Design: Behavioural intention, action ...
Introducción al modelo transteórico: rol del apoyo social y de variables sociodemográficas
Introduction to the transtheoretical model: role of social support and socioeconomic variables
El ajuste de muchos modelos psicológicos se encuentra alterados por variables psicosociales. Entre los modelos de cambios de conducta en salud, destaca el de James Prochaska pues compila una variedad de teorías psicológicas ...
Synergistic effects of social support and self-efficacy on dietary motivation predicting fruit and vegetable intake
Background: Self-efficacy and social support are considered relevant predictors of fruit and vegetable intake. This study examines whether the effect of self-efficacy on fruit and vegetable intake is mediated by intention ...
Gender-based food intake stereotype scale (GBFISS) for adolescents: development and psychometric evaluation
Objective. The study aimed to develop and test the validity and reliability of a gender-based food intake stereotype scale (GBFISS) to further the understanding of gender stereotype influences on food intake. Design. Two ...
Social-cognitive Antecedents of Hand Washing: Action Control Bridges the Planning-Behavior Gap
Objectives. To examine motivational and volitional factors for hand washing in young adults, using the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) as a theoretical framework. Design. In a longitudinal design with two measurement ...