Making the change: behavioural factors in person– and community- centred approaches for health and wellbeing
- Document type
- Burd, Hannah; Hallsworth, Michael
- Date of publication
- 22 March 2016
- Health Services, Community Development and Regeneration, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
- Social welfare
- Material type
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This paper forms part of the first series of outputs from the Realising the Value project, a collaboration between the Health Foundation, Nesta, Voluntary Voices, Newcastle University, and the Behavioural Insights Team.
Drawing on robust studies of what influences behaviour, this report sets out a number of factors that can lead to greater involvement in self-care.
This report highlights that a multi-faceted approach is needed to enable effective self-care. It identifies these enabling factors:
- Growth mindset, self-efficacy and ‘grit’.
- Removing friction costs (i.e. removing increases in effort required to perform a behaviour).
- Social connections.
- Intrinsic motivation.
- Goal setting and feedback.
It provides a framework for understanding the drivers of behaviour, and includes examples and case studies to illustrate how the theories work in practice.
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