Affiliation: University of Sussex
- The general self-efficacy scale: multicultural validation studiesAleksandra 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...
- An implementation intentions intervention, the use of a planning strategy, and physical activity after myocardial infarctionAleksandra 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...
- Multidimensional health locus of control: comments on the construct and its measurementAleksandra 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...
- Emotional and uncontrolled eating styles and chocolate chip cookie consumption. A controlled trial of the effects of positive mood enhancementSally 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...
- Planning to lose weight: randomized controlled trial of an implementation intention prompt to enhance weight reduction among overweight and obese womenAleksandra 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...
- Predictors of asking medical personnel about handwashing: the moderating role of patients' age and MRSA infection statusAleksandra 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...
- Planning to change diet: a controlled trial of an implementation intentions training intervention to reduce saturated fat intake among patients after myocardial infarctionAleksandra 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)...
- Effects of a self-efficacy intervention on initiation of recommended exercises in patients with spondylosisAleksandra Luszczynska
Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
J Aging Phys Act 15:26-40. 2007....
- Planning to break unwanted habits: habit strength moderates implementation intention effects on behaviour changeThomas 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...
- Improving fruit and vegetable consumption: a self-efficacy intervention compared with a combined self-efficacy and planning interventionAleksandra 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...
- Received social support, self-efficacy, and finding benefits in disease as predictors of physical functioning and adherence to antiretroviral therapyAleksandra 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...
- Coping and quality of life after tumor surgery: personal and social resources promote different domains of quality of lifeSonja 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...
- Social-cognitive predictors of physical exercise adherence: three longitudinal studies in rehabilitationRalf 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)...
- Adoption and maintenance of four health behaviors: theory-guided longitudinal studies on dental flossing, seat belt use, dietary behavior, and physical activityRalf 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...
- Sense of coherence and smoking in a sample of abused womenAleksandra Luszczynska
Warsaw University, Faculty of Psychology, Poland
Psychol Rep 90:1123-8. 2002..e., lower rates of smoking) cannot be accepted for this sample...
- Changes in finding benefit after cancer surgery and the prediction of well-being one year laterRalf 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...
- Two kinds of items in quality of life instruments: 'indicator and causal variables' in the EORTC qlq-c30Sonja Boehmer
Department of Health Psychology, Free Universität 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...
- Discontinuity patterns in stages of the precaution adoption process model: meat consumption during a livestock epidemicFalko 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...
- 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...
- A culture-based study of personal and social influences of adolescent smokingBettina F Piko
University of Szeged, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioural Sciences, Szeged, Hungary
Eur J Public Health 15:393-8. 2005....
- 2007--a very successful year for "Anxiety, Stress and Coping"Joachim Stoeber
Anxiety Stress Coping 21:1-2. 2008
- Change in breast self-examination behavior: effects of intervention on enhancing self-efficacyAleksandra Luszczynska
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...
- Affect and enacted support in couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization: when providing is better than receivingNina 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...