- Visit Icek Ajzen's website and follow his posted advice on using TPB to plan an intervention.
- Review the following document and prepare a questionnaire designed to assess the TRA / TPB constructs.
Francis JJ, Eccles MP, Johnston M, et al. Constructing Questionnaires Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior: A Manual for Health Services Researchers. Centre for Health Services Research, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom. May 2004.
- Suggested discussion questions:
- How does the Theory of Planned Behavior contribute volitional control to the Theory of Reasoned Action?
- Discuss the similarities and differences in the constructs which serve as the primary determinants for behavior in TRA / TPB and IBM.
- Describe what is meant by "elicitation study" and why they might be necessary to TRA, TPB, and IBM.
- Choose a health behavior you're interested in studying and evaluate which of the three, TRA / TPB and IBM, could be most appropriate to apply and why.
- Discuss the process for theory use in intervention planning (i.e. applying the theory to a health behavior, the correct methodology for testing relationships between constructs, the use of elicitation studies, developing questionnaires, identifying ways to change intention / change behavior, using findings to direct intervention planning.