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Theories & Approaches

All Theories & Approaches

Resources for More Information on the Health Belief Model


Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory Research and Practice, Karen Glanz, Frances Marcus Lewis, Barbara K. Rimer, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1990.

Theory at a Glance: A Guide for Health Promotion Practice, Karen Glanz and Barbara Rimer, National Institute of Health, 1997.

Web Sites

University of South Florida — Health Behavior Change: Theories and Models

American School Health Association — Behavioral Theories


Marvin Eisen, A Health Belief Model — Social Learning Theory Approach to Adolescents' Fertility Control: Findings from a Controlled Field Trial. Health Education Quarterly. Vol. 19, 1992.

Irwin Rosenstock. Historical Origins of the Health Belief Model. Health Education Monographs. Vol. 2 No. 4, 1974.

M.H. Becker. The Health Belief Model and Personal Health Behavior. Health Education Monographs. Vol. 2 No. 4, 1974.