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Title: 
Cross-cultural generalizability of the theory of planned behavior among young people in a physical activity context
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Keywords: 
Intention-behavior relations
Structural equation modeling
Culture
Measurement invariance
Issue Date: 
2007
Citation: 
Hagger, M. S., Chatzisarantis, N., Barkoukis, V., Wang, J. C. K., Hein, V., Pihu, M., ... & Karsai, I. (2007). Cross-cultural generalizability of the theory of planned behavior among young people in a physical activity context. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29(1), 1-20.
Abstract: 
The present study tested the cross-cultural generalizability of the measurement and structural parameters of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) among youth in a physical activity context. Pupils from five cultural groups completed measures of attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control (PBC), and intentions for physical activity. Five weeks later, participants completed self-report measures
of physical activity behavior. Confirmatory factor analyses and multisample structural equation models revealed well-fitting models within each sample with minimal variations in the measurement parameters across cultures. There were a few significant cross-cultural differences in the structural relations among the TPB
constructs. Attitudes predicted intentions in all samples (β range = .300 to .550), whereas the effect of the subjective norms on intention was nonsignificant in all but the Hungarian sample (β = .243). Conversely, the effect of PBC on intentions was significant (β range = .302 to .573) in all but the Hungarian sample. Findings
support the generalizability of the measures and pattern of effects for the TPB among young people in a physical activity context.
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ISSN: 
0895-2779
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