INTENTIONAL – STUDIES SHOW
Behavior is guided by intentions.
Attitudes, social pressure, environments, and perceived behavioural control show significant and direct influence towards the creation and progress of an intention.
“Past behavior guides future responses through 2 processes. Well-practiced behaviors in constant contexts recur because the processing that initiates and controls their performance becomes automatic. Frequency of past behavior then reflects habit strength and has a direct effect on future performance. Alternately, when behaviors are not well learned or when they are performed in unstable or difficult contexts, conscious decision making is likely to be necessary to initiate and carry out the behavior. Under these conditions, past behavior (along with attitudes and subjective norms) may contribute to intentions, and behavior is guided by intentions.
Our intentions are created by our attitude and the environment—which inspires actions that create the outcome.
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