interventions focus on changing those variables that have the greatest probability of influencing the likelihood that members of a given population will engage in the behavior in question.8
This chapter is dedicated to Marshall Becker, a true pioneer in health psychology. His contributions and humanity will be greatly missed. The chapter is a slightly revised version of M. Fishbein, A. Bandura, H. C. Triandis, F. H. Kanfer, M. H. Becker, S. E. Middlestadt, & A. Eichler (1992), Factros Influencing Behavior and Behavior Change: Final Report—Theorist's Workshop. Bethesda: NIMH. We are greatful to Dr. Bandura for his input on social cognitive theory, and in particular, for the definition, description and assessment of self- efficacy. Because of his strong belief that science is best advanced by developing a single theory (rather than by integrating parts of different theories), Dr. Bandura chose not to be a coauthor of the present chapter.
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