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ERIC Number: EJ957671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Exploring the Theory of Planned Behavior to Explain Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption
Zoellner, Jamie; Estabrooks, Paul A.; Davy, Brenda M.; Chen, Yi-Chun; You, Wen
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v44 n2 p172-177 Mar-Apr 2012
Objective: To describe sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption and to establish psychometric properties and utility of a Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) instrument for SSB consumption. Methods: This cross-sectional survey included 119 southwest Virginia participants. Most of the respondents were female (66%), white (89%), and had at least a high school education (79%), and their average age was 41.4 plus or minus 13.5 years. A validated beverage questionnaire was used to measure SSB. Eleven TPB constructs were assessed with a 56-item instrument. Analyses included descriptive statistics, 1-way ANOVA, Cronbach alpha, and multiple regression. Results: Sugar-sweetened beverage intake averaged 457 plus or minus 430 kcal/d. The TPB model provided a moderate explanation of SSB intake (R[superscript 2] = 0.38; F = 13.10, P less than 0.01). Behavioral intentions had the strongest relationships with SSB consumption, followed by attitudes, perceived behavioral control, and subjective norms. The 6 belief constructs did not predict significant variance in the models. Conclusions and Implications: Future efforts to comprehensively develop and implement interventions guided by the TPB hold promise for reducing SSB intake. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia