Behavioral Research

Table of Contents
1 General Definition
2 Use of the Construct in Health Behavior Theories

Measures and Measurements


Similar Constructs


Measurement and Methodological Issues




Measures Appendix

8 Published Examples

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Other Constructs



Dispositional Optimism




Illness Representations

  Implementation Intentions
  Intention, Expectation, and Willingness
  Normative Beliefs
  Optimistic Bias
  Perceived Benefits
  Perceived Control
  Perceived Severity
  Perceived Vulnerability
  Self-Reported Behavior
  Social Influence
  Social Support

Social Influence
Thomas A. Wills, Michael G. Ainette, and Carmella Walker

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