In the Journal of Applied Social Psychology 29:1 (1999), the following error was published in Table 1, of the article “Distinguishing Perceptions of Control From Self-Efficacy: Predicting Consumption of a Low-Fat Diet Using the Theory of Planned Behavior”, on page 78.

Table 1.  Analysis of the Association Between Beliefs and Attitudes, and Means and Standard Deviations of Behavioral Belief Components
Behavioral beliefsSPMeans (standard deviations)
Outcome beliefEvaluation
  • Note. SP = semipartial correlation coefficient of outcome belief multiplied by evaluation components on attitude. Intenders, n = 122; nonintenden, n = 96.

  • *

    p < .05.

  • **

    p < .01.

Eating a low-fat diet makes me feel good about myself.12*1.53**−0.242.592.40
Eating a low-fat diet means eating boring food.04−0.87**−0.01−2.14−2.27
By eating a low-fat diet, I will reduce the risk of heart disease.
Food which is low in fat does not taste nice−.06−1.08**−0.39−2.17**−2.51
Eating a low-fat diet makes me feel healthier.061.95**0.592.612.43
Eating a low-fat diet reduces my enjoyment of food.25**−0.59**0.21−2.21−2.48
Eating a low-fat diet helps to maintain lower weight.15**1.93**1.271.88**0.67
Not eating a low-fat diet would make me feel guilty−.11*−0.24**−1.82−1.97−2.07

The means (standard deviations) for the last outcome belief measures (“Not eating a low-fat diet would make me feel guilty”), should have been −0.24** (1.97) for intenders, and −1.82 (1.57) for non-intenders. The following represents the corrected version.

Many apologies for this error.