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Health Behavior Research (HBR) is the official journal of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB). Published four-times per year, HBR is a peer-reviewed open-access scholarly journal that publishes original research articles, current issues papers, commentaries, and abstracts from the annual meeting of the Academy.
Health Behavior Research is dedicated to the translation of research to advance policy, program planning, and/or practice relevant to behavior change. This aim is accomplished by publishing scholarly works from basic and applied scientists that rigorously apply, test, and inform efforts to revise, refine, or reject theoretical principles. More specifically, preference will be given to works that:
- Test theoretical principles across a diverse array of settings and populations to enable investigators to better specify the scope of a theory;
- Further develop processes that shape primary constructs identified in health behavior theories to inform guidelines for strategies to target constructs in policy, planning, and practice;
- Address the causal processes invoked by mediators and moderators that inform theory refinement;
- Provide empirical evidence that informs researchers about the potential factors that lack predictive and explanatory health behaviors so as to refine and reduce the number of constructs within existing theories that predict and explain health behavior;
- Provide rationale for theory refinement based on application and rigorous testing.
- Address new and emerging concepts and theory used in health behavior research, conceptual frameworks, methods, and analyses.
For more information about AAHB, and becoming a member, please visit the academy’s website at www.aahb.org.
Current Issue: Volume 4, Number 2 (2021) Special Issue
An Observational Analysis of ‘Me Too’ Narratives from YouTube
Jordan L. Nelon, Mandy N. Spadine, Meg S. Patterson, Sydney E. Brown, Christina L. Bookout, Lauren M. Woods, and Sara K. Fehr
College Students’ Use of Social Media and E-Cigarettes: How Correctly Identifying Platform Type Influences Findings
Christopher M. Dunlap II, Yu Lu, Page D. Dobbs, Nisha Khanal, Julia S. Oehlers, and Marshall K. Cheney
Using social media to disseminate injury prevention content: Is a picture worth a thousand words?
Rebecca J. McAdams, Kristin J. Roberts, Elizabeth G. Klein, Jennifer A. Manganello, and Lara B. McKenzie
The importance of interdisciplinary frameworks in social media mining: An exploratory approach between Computational Informatics and Social Network Analysis (SNA)
Danny Valdez, Meg Patterson, and Tyler Prochnow MEd
Disentangling Associations Between Frequency of Specific Social Networking Site Platform Use, Normative Discrepancies, and Alcohol Use Among Adolescents and Underage Young Adults
Dana M. Litt, Angeles Astorga, Kayla Tate, Erika L. Thompson, and Melissa A. Lewis
Leveraging Health Behavior and Communication Theories to Support Adolescent and Young Adults: Conceptualizing Social Media Wellness in Relation to Disordered Eating
Elizabeth A. Claydon, Keith Zullig, and Mary M. Step
Social Media Use and COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional Study Examining Health Behaviors, Knowledge, and Mental Health Among University of Nevada, Reno Students
Molly M. Hagen, Sarah Y.T. Hartzell, and Paul G. Devereux
Is Fitspiration Truly an Inspiration? Relationships between Fitspiration, Exercise, and Body Image
Anna K. Bowles, Shana M. Walsh, and Thomas L. Andre
Online Health Information Seeking Behaviors and Infant Feeding Practices: A Social Cognitive Theory Perspective
Yexinyu Yang, Kathryn Krupsky, Sarah Keim, Rebecca McAdams, Kristin Roberts, and Lara McKenzie