Five Theories Of Planned Behavioural Change

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Based on the five theories of behavioural change that we covered in class, social cognitive theory, self determination theory, theory of planned behaviour, health action process approach and trans-theoretical model, I think the theory that applies best to myself is the self determination theory. This theory is characterized as having a relationship between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and the basic human need for autonomy. This determines how self-motivated and self-determined the client is, as well as where their motivation comes from; whether this be extrinsically or intrinsically. Typically, people who associate themselves with self determination theory (SDT) are those who thrive on intrinsic rewards and whom enjoy the exercise they are doing. For example, I think I fit best with SDT because I love the exercise I do. I train because I am motivated…show more content…
With the theory of planned behaviour, there are three influential behaviours which could change my personal behaviour to my activity. These are, my attitude towards the activity, for example; do I like the sport. There is also social norm, this being what others think of the sport, and self-efficacy, being do I have the right skills to do it? Although I do like Muay Thai, what others think of the sport would not deter me from continuing training. Similarly, when I started this sport I had no skills to perform the tasks asked of me. I had to learn all of the necessary skills from the beginning, and I continue to learn them almost three years later, therefore not having the skills would not deter me from training. Individuals of this behaviour engage in activity when they conclude positive outcomes to their evaluation, however despite the possible negative outcomes, personally, I would engage regardless of other
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