S. M.'s Perceived Self-Efficacy

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the fear for negative outcomes, prevent the person for committing to a plan of action that would be beneficial to them. S.M.’s perceived barriers to action include time, inconvenience scheduling, and expense. S.M. believes that eating healthy foods will be more expensive and the taste will be different. Also, an exercise regime might be difficult to maintain. S.M. believes that the changes to her normal routine and her behaviors might make things more inconvenient for her and her family. She fears that changes might have negative results.
Perceived Self-efficacy Self-efficacy is the person’s desire to change and engage in the specific actions or behaviors. Pender et al. (2014) defines self-efficacy as, “the judgment of personal capability
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Situational influences include, “perceptions of options available, demand characteristics, and characteristics of the environment in which a given behavior is proposed to take place” (Pender et al., 2014, p. 38). Individuals will more likely participate in a behavior or activity if it is in a comfortable and safe environment. Situations may direct affect behavior by presenting in an environment that will trigger actions (Pender et al., 2014). Situational influences for S.M. include a healthy environment initiative, where employees are urged to eat healthy. Her law firm has done a partnership with healthy restaurants nearby where employees can order healthy foods for a discounted price. Also, her law firm helped a local gym with a lawsuit and in return offers discounted gym memberships for employees. This push for a healthy environment and living will help trigger health conscious behaviors for…show more content…
“Commitment propels the individual into action unless there is a competing demand that cannot be avoided or a competing preference that is not resisted” (Pender et al., 2014, p. 39). In the Health Promotion Model, commitment allows the individual to carry out specific actions at a given time and place by themselves or with another person and to identify definitive strategies (Pender et al., 2014). S.M. is committed to her plan of action. She has a promise to herself that she will lose weight, eat more healthy, exercise more daily, and manage her
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