Aleksandra Luszczynska

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sussex
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi The general self-efficacy scale: multicultural validation studies
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    School of Life Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Flamer, Brigton, UK
    J Psychol 139:439-57. 2005
  2. ncbi An implementation intentions intervention, the use of a planning strategy, and physical activity after myocardial infarction
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Pevensey 1, Brighton, Falmer BN1 9QH, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:900-8. 2006
  3. ncbi Multidimensional health locus of control: comments on the construct and its measurement
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
    J Health Psychol 10:633-42. 2005
  4. doi Emotional and uncontrolled eating styles and chocolate chip cookie consumption. A controlled trial of the effects of positive mood enhancement
    Sally Ann Turner
    University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
    Appetite 54:143-9. 2010
  5. ncbi Planning to lose weight: randomized controlled trial of an implementation intention prompt to enhance weight reduction among overweight and obese women
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, ESX, England
    Health Psychol 26:507-12. 2007
  6. ncbi Predictors of asking medical personnel about handwashing: the moderating role of patients' age and MRSA infection status
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Wroclaw, Poland
    Patient Educ Couns 68:79-85. 2007
  7. ncbi Planning to change diet: a controlled trial of an implementation intentions training intervention to reduce saturated fat intake among patients after myocardial infarction
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 63:491-7. 2007
  8. ncbi Effects of a self-efficacy intervention on initiation of recommended exercises in patients with spondylosis
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    J Aging Phys Act 15:26-40. 2007
  9. doi Planning to break unwanted habits: habit strength moderates implementation intention effects on behaviour change
    Thomas L Webb
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Soc Psychol 48:507-23. 2009
  10. ncbi Improving fruit and vegetable consumption: a self-efficacy intervention compared with a combined self-efficacy and planning intervention
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
    Health Educ Res 22:630-8. 2007

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi The general self-efficacy scale: multicultural validation studies
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    School of Life Sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Flamer, Brigton, UK
    J Psychol 139:439-57. 2005
    ..General self-efficacy appears to be a universal construct that yields meaningful relations with other psychological constructs...
  2. ncbi An implementation intentions intervention, the use of a planning strategy, and physical activity after myocardial infarction
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Pevensey 1, Brighton, Falmer BN1 9QH, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:900-8. 2006
    ..Only patients who participated in the implementation intention intervention and increased their use of a planning strategy adhered to the recommended three or more sessions of moderate physical activity per week...
  3. ncbi Multidimensional health locus of control: comments on the construct and its measurement
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
    J Health Psychol 10:633-42. 2005
    ..Further refinement of the instrument is recommended, and the range of promising applications needs to be clearly defined...
  4. doi Emotional and uncontrolled eating styles and chocolate chip cookie consumption. A controlled trial of the effects of positive mood enhancement
    Sally Ann Turner
    University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
    Appetite 54:143-9. 2010
    ..3 cookies less among individuals with a more controlled eating style. By contrast, among those who presented uncontrolled eating, positive mood enhancement led to consuming an average of 1.7 cookies more...
  5. ncbi Planning to lose weight: randomized controlled trial of an implementation intention prompt to enhance weight reduction among overweight and obese women
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, ESX, England
    Health Psychol 26:507-12. 2007
    ..The trial investigates the effects of augmenting an established weight-reduction intervention with implementation intention prompts...
  6. ncbi Predictors of asking medical personnel about handwashing: the moderating role of patients' age and MRSA infection status
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Wroclaw, Poland
    Patient Educ Couns 68:79-85. 2007
    ..We expected that MRSA infection status and age might moderate relations between the behaviour and its predictors...
  7. ncbi Planning to change diet: a controlled trial of an implementation intentions training intervention to reduce saturated fat intake among patients after myocardial infarction
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 63:491-7. 2007
    ..This article investigates the effects of a brief psychological intervention-implementation intentions training-on the reduction of saturated fat intake among patients after myocardial infarction (MI)...
  8. ncbi Effects of a self-efficacy intervention on initiation of recommended exercises in patients with spondylosis
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    J Aging Phys Act 15:26-40. 2007
    ....
  9. doi Planning to break unwanted habits: habit strength moderates implementation intention effects on behaviour change
    Thomas L Webb
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Soc Psychol 48:507-23. 2009
    ..In summary, habit strength moderates the effectiveness of if-then plan formation in breaking unwanted habits...
  10. ncbi Improving fruit and vegetable consumption: a self-efficacy intervention compared with a combined self-efficacy and planning intervention
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
    Health Educ Res 22:630-8. 2007
    ..In both intervention groups, change in respective cognitions predicted change in fruit and vegetable consumption. Parsimonious interventions might contribute to health behavior change...
  11. ncbi Received social support, self-efficacy, and finding benefits in disease as predictors of physical functioning and adherence to antiretroviral therapy
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    University of Sussex, Department of Psychology, Falmer, BN1 9QH, United Kingdom
    Patient Educ Couns 66:37-42. 2007
    ..The study investigated whether received social support, self-efficacy, and finding benefits in disease are related to physical functioning and adherence to antiretroviral medication among men and women infected with HIV...
  12. ncbi Coping and quality of life after tumor surgery: personal and social resources promote different domains of quality of life
    Sonja Boehmer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Anxiety Stress Coping 20:61-75. 2007
    ..This effect was not mediated by coping. Results suggest the development of interventions to increase optimistic self-beliefs and coping skills in tumor-surgery patients...
  13. doi Social-cognitive predictors of physical exercise adherence: three longitudinal studies in rehabilitation
    Ralf Schwarzer
    epartment of Psychology, Free University of Berlin, Germany
    Health Psychol 27:S54-63. 2008
    ..The prediction model was examined in 3 studies with participants who were enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation (Study 1, N = 353; Study 2, N = 114) or orthopedic rehabilitation (Study 3, N = 368)...
  14. ncbi Adoption and maintenance of four health behaviors: theory-guided longitudinal studies on dental flossing, seat belt use, dietary behavior, and physical activity
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Ann Behav Med 33:156-66. 2007
    ..Adoption and maintenance of health behaviors are often poorly predicted by behavioral intentions. To bridge the gap between intentions and behavior, strategic planning and recovery self-efficacy have been suggested as proximal predictors...
  15. ncbi Sense of coherence and smoking in a sample of abused women
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Warsaw University, Faculty of Psychology, Poland
    Psychol Rep 90:1123-8. 2002
    ..e., lower rates of smoking) cannot be accepted for this sample...
  16. ncbi Changes in finding benefit after cancer surgery and the prediction of well-being one year later
    Ralf Schwarzer
    Freie Universitat Berlin, Gesundheitspsychologie, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 63:1614-24. 2006
    ..However, changes in benefit finding predicted subsequent well-being. Received support was associated with benefit finding. Changes in benefit finding as well as initial support emerged as joint predictors of well-being...
  17. ncbi Two kinds of items in quality of life instruments: 'indicator and causal variables' in the EORTC qlq-c30
    Sonja Boehmer
    Department of Health Psychology, Free Universit├Ąt of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Qual Life Res 15:131-41. 2006
    ..Further research should investigate whether both kinds of variables could be combined into a higher order, aggregate score for HRQOL...
  18. ncbi Discontinuity patterns in stages of the precaution adoption process model: meat consumption during a livestock epidemic
    Falko F Sniehotta
    School of Psychology, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 10:221-35. 2005
    ..It was hypothesized that non-linear trends (discontinuity patterns) in perceived vulnerability, positive and negative outcome expectancies, procrastination, and self-efficacy might be observed across the stages...
  19. ncbi Emotional support for men and women with cancer: do patients receive what their partners provide?
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    University of Sussex, England
    Int J Behav Med 14:156-63. 2007
    ..In the context of mainly gastrointestinal cancer surgery, the study examines the course of spousal support in 173 dyads over half a year to illuminate the function of gender in support transactions...
  20. ncbi A culture-based study of personal and social influences of adolescent smoking
    Bettina F Piko
    University of Szeged, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioural Sciences, Szeged, Hungary
    Eur J Public Health 15:393-8. 2005
    ....
  21. ncbi 2007--a very successful year for "Anxiety, Stress and Coping"
    Joachim Stoeber
    Anxiety Stress Coping 21:1-2. 2008
  22. ncbi Change in breast self-examination behavior: effects of intervention on enhancing self-efficacy
    Aleksandra Luszczynska
    Warsaw University
    Int J Behav Med 11:95-103. 2004
    ..Social cognitive variables measured in this study explained 15% of variance of behavior change in the control group and 29% of breast self-examination change in the intervention group...
  23. ncbi Affect and enacted support in couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization: when providing is better than receiving
    Nina Knoll
    Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Institute of Medical Psychology, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 64:1789-801. 2007
    ..Neither support receipt nor reciprocal support, however, were reliably associated with affect changes. Results partially coincide with predictions from esteem-enhancement theory of supportive exchanges...