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The compendium of self-enactable techniques to change and self-manage motivation and behaviour v.1.0 (2020)

Knittle, K., Heino, M., Marques, M. M., Stenius, M., Beattie, M., Ehbrecht, F., Hagger, M. S., Hardeman, W., & Hankonen, N. (2020). The compendium of self-enactable techniques to change and self-manage motivation and behaviour v.1.0. Nature Human Behaviour, 4, 215-223. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0798-9

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All authors or editors: Knittle, Keegan; Heino, Matti; Marques, Marta M.; Stenius, Minna; Beattie, Marguerite; Ehbrecht, Franziska; Hagger, Martin S.; Hardeman, Wendy; Hankonen, Nelli

Journal or series: Nature Human Behaviour

eISSN: 2397-3374

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 2

Volume: 4

Pages range: 215-223

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0798-9

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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.

Keywords: behaviour; psychology; behavioural psychology

Free keywords: human behaviour; psychology

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Reporting Year: 2020

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