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 5, Number 4 (2022)
Early Effects of Improved Mood on Propensity for Emotional Eating During the Physical Activity-only Phase of a Community-Based Behavioral Treatment for Obesity in Women with High Mood Disturbance
James J. Annesi and Amelia A. Eberly
Associations of Psychological Inflexibility with Exercise Self-Efficacy and Fatigue Severity among Individuals Seeking Treatment for Weight-Related Behaviors
Kara Manning, Brooke Y. Kauffman, Lorra Garey, and Michael J. Zvolensky
Maternal Adverse and Protective Childhood Experiences and Prenatal Smoking
Karina M. Shreffler, Christine N. Joachims, Lucia Ciciolla, Julie M. Croff, and Machele Anderson
Factors Associated with Standing Desk Use in the Workplace: Implications for Workplace Health Promotion Programs and Interventions
Amanda H. Wilkerson, Ny'Nika T. McFadden, Nuha Abutalib, Adriana Dragicevic, Shristi Bhochhibhoya, and Bushra R. Salous