International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Conceptualizing a Theoretical Model of Behavior Conditioning Theories
Dr. Dana Brooks Hart

The Health Professions and Education research is replete with diverse theories and methods for supporting behavior development and behavior change. While studies have alluded to predictive behavior conditioning characteristics, an understanding of the connections among the theories is absent. This research seeks to establish a framework of analysis that can enable health practitioners decode the underlying patterns of behavior that both empower and disenfranchise an individual from setting and reaching desired behaviors. The developmental research study reviewed 135 research articles in behavior change theories and methods found in 27 psychological journals. Through a Delphi analysis a process map was created to show the behavioral relationship constructs found in the empirical studies. Analysis of the authors’ discussions further provided a foundation for discernment of linkages among studies. Practitioner inquiry methods will be required to test the model to determine the interrelatedness of one’s perceptions of construct awareness to behavioral conditioning.

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