Distinguished Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health
University of California, San Diego

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Self-Efficacy for Diet and Exercise

 

Self-efficacy is confidence in the ability to do specific behaviors in specific situations. These measures were developed to assess self-efficacy of adults for diet (fat, salt) and exercise. Items were developed through formative research. These scales have been adapted for "physical activity" (see GRAD survey) and very short versions (see San Diego Health and Exercise Project and NQLS).

Main Citations:

Sallis, J.F., Pinski, R.B., Grossman, R.M., Patterson,T.L., and Nader, P.R. (1988). The development of self-efficacy scales for health-related diet and exercise behaviors. Health Education Research, 3, 283-292.

Decker, J.W., and Dennis, K.E. (2013) The Eating Habits Confidence Survey: Reliability and Validity in Overweight and Obese Postmenopausal Women. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 21, Number 1, 110-119(10). Read Paper

               
   

Self-Efficacy for Diet Behaviors: Survey and Scoring

These are slightly shortened surveys that have been widely used, plus scoring instructions.

   
           
    Self-Efficacy for Exercise Behaviors: Survey and Scoring
These are slightly shortened surveys that have been widely used, plus scoring instructions.    
           
    Self-Efficacy for Exercise Behaviors, French Translation
Translation by laboratory of Coralie¬†Eeckhout, University of Louvain, Psychological Research Sciences Institute. Please direct questions to coralie.eeckhout@uclouvain.be    
           
    Self-Efficacy for Exercise Behaviors, Chinese Translation

Please direct questions to Dr. Si Jian Li, hssjli@inet.polyu.edu.hk

   
           
    Self-Efficacy for Diet Behaviors, Korean Translation

Please direct questions to Cha-Nam Shin, Cha-Nam.Shin@asu.edu.

   
           
    Self-Efficacy for Diet and Exercise, Spanish Translation
     
           
   

Self-Efficacy Survey for Diet Behaviors, Chinese Translation

 

Translation by Pai-Chuan Huang, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan. Please direct questions to paichuan@mail.ncku.edu.tw    
           
   

Self-Efficacy Survey for Exercise Behaviors, Chinese Translation

Translation by Pai-Chuan Huang, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan. Please direct questions to paichuan@mail.ncku.edu.tw    
           

 

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