Theory Of Reasoned Action

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RATIONALE Health is a way of living. Being healthy is making wise choices in eliminating the risk of failure, by not fulfilling your goal in a personal, work or school related agenda. Practicing the do’s and do not make a huge impact. To be called fit does not stop on the physical only, but also the emotional and mental well-being, social interaction, and spiritual relationship. The true value of health and wellness is to manage oneself in accordance with all the known health practices. A recent study has found that there may be a link between health and the academic performances of students. Some students cannot focus at school because of emotional and mental issues caused by stress due to life’s circumstances. This hinders learning…show more content…
According to this theory, the best predictor of behavior is the intention. The intention is the mental representation of a person’s eagerness to perform a certain behavior. A persons’ behavior is determined by their intention to do a behavior and that, this intention leads to a function in their attitude towards another behavior and subjective norms. (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980; Fishbein & Ajzen, 1975) . TRA also states that people regularly consider the consequences of their behaviors before engaging these behaviors. There are three concepts of TRA: behavioral intention, attitude, and subjective norms. In this model, a behavioral intention serves as the person’s attitude towards the behavior and subjective norms. Subjective norms are the perceived expectations of the individuals such as significant others, family members, experts, and co-workers. Voluntary behavior is predicted by one’s attitude toward the behavior and what important people would think if the behavior was not performed. (Fishbein & Ajzen,…show more content…
(Paul A M Van Lange, Arie W Kruglanski, E Tory Higgins, 2011) Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) started as the Theory of Reasoned Action in 1980 to forecast an individual's intention to engage in a behavior at a specific time and place. The theory was made to explain all behaviors over which people have the ability to exert self-control. The main component of this model is behavioral intention; behavioral intentions are influenced by the attitude about the likelihood that the behavior will have the expected outcome and the subjective evaluation of the risks and benefits of that outcome. The TPB has been used successfully to predict and explain a wide range of health behaviors and intentions including smoking, drinking, health services utilization, breastfeeding, and substance use, among others. The TPB states that behavioral achievement depends on both motivation (intention) and ability (behavioral
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