The compendium of self-enactable techniques to change and self-manage motivation and behaviour v.1.0

Keegan Knittle, Matti Heino, Marta Marques , Minna Stenius, Marguerite Beattie, Franziska Ehbrecht, Martin Hagger , Wendy Hardeman, Nelli Hankonen

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Abstract

Behaviour change techniques describe the content of behaviour change interventions, but do not adequately account for the actions that people must themselves undertake to successfully change or self-manage motivation or behaviour. This paper describes the development of a compendium of self-enactable techniques, combining behaviour- and motivation-regulation techniques across six existing classifications of behaviour change techniques and three scoping reviews. The compendium includes 123 techniques, each of which is labelled, defined and presented with instructive examples to facilitate self-enactment. Qualitative feedback was gathered from intervention developers and the general public to improve the utility, congruence and ease of self-enactability of the techniques. This integrative index of self-enactable techniques can assist intervention developers in selecting appropriate self-directed techniques to help people self-manage their motivation and behaviour. Future research with this compendium can expand on the number of behaviours covered by the instructive examples and link techniques with their potential impacts on factors that influence behaviours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215–223
Number of pages9
JournalNature Human Behaviour
Volume4
Early online date13 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • CONSENSUS
  • FOCUS
  • HEALTH
  • IMPACT
  • INTERVENTION
  • PEOPLE
  • PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
  • STRATEGIES
  • SYSTEMS
  • TAXONOMY

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