Predicting congregate meal program participation: applying the extended theory of planned behavior

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Show simple item record Lee, Kuei-I Gould, Rebecca A. 2012-06-22T13:45:45Z 2012-06-22T13:45:45Z 2012-06-22
dc.description.abstract Authorized under Title III-C of Older Americans Act, congregate meal programs provides individuals 60 years of age and older nutritious meals in senior centers. Declining participation in recent years underscores the need to understand factors that affects participation. This study applies the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) to explain the intention of community-dwelling older adults to participate in congregate meal programs. One additional variable, past behavior, was added to increase the prediction power of participation intention. A total of 238 participant surveys were collected and analyzed. Seven hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling. The data fits the TPB model well. All predictor variables (attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavior control and past behavior) had a significant positive effect on participation intention. Perceived behavior control (PBC) had the greatest prediction power on intention. Based on the research findings suggestions were made to increase congregate meal program participation. en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.subject Theory of planned behavior en_US
dc.subject Congregate meal program en_US
dc.subject Participation intention en_US
dc.subject Past behavior en_US
dc.subject Salient beliefs en_US
dc.title Predicting congregate meal program participation: applying the extended theory of planned behavior en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1016/j.ijhm.2011.09.019 en_US
dc.citation.epage 836 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Hospitality Management en_US
dc.citation.spage 828 en_US
dc.citation.volume 31 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid ragou en_US

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