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Motivations for Health Behaviors. * social pressure * habits * attitudes and values * knowledge. Social Pressure (Peer Pressure) …is the desire or belief that one needs to go along with or rebel against other’s expectations and/or actions

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Motivations for health behaviors

Motivations for Health Behaviors

*social pressure

*habits

*attitudes and values

*knowledge


Motivations for health behaviors

Social Pressure (Peer Pressure)

  • …is the desire or belief that one needs to go along with or rebel against other’s expectations and/or actions

  • …is heavily influenced by opinions and actions of others (especially parents and friends)

  • …alone or in a group determines the way a person will act.

    Habits

  • …the more an act is repeated the easier it becomes to do and the more comfortable one feels doing it

  • …as the habit becomes more ingrained the original reason for doing the act may be forgotten

    Attitudes and Values

  • …pleasure (exercise, reading)

  • …personal (vegetarian, not smoke)

  • …religious (abstain from sex, do not drink)

    Knowledge

  • …consistency-- people seek out knowledge that is consistent with their attitudes and values

  • …“fallacy of the empty vessel”-- people once assumed if teachers poured out information thirsty students would drink up the knowledge to improve their lives

  • …personal importance-- determines how much attention someone pays to the information presented


Motivations for health behaviors

Social Pressure (Peer Pressure)

  • …is the desire or belief that one needs to go along with or rebel against other’s expectations and/or actions

  • …is heavily influenced by opinions and actions of others (especially parents and friends)

  • …alone or in a group determines the way a person will act.


Motivations for health behaviors

Habits

  • …the more an act is repeated the easier it becomes to do and the more comfortable one feels doing it

  • …as the habit becomes more ingrained the original reason for doing the act may be forgotten


Motivations for health behaviors

Attitudes and Values

  • …pleasure (exercise, reading)

  • …personal (vegetarian, not smoke)

  • …religious (abstain from sex, do not drink)


Motivations for health behaviors

PLEASURE

RELIGION

PERSONAL


Motivations for health behaviors

Knowledge

  • …consistency-- people seek out knowledge that is consistent with their attitudes and values

  • …“fallacy of the empty vessel”-- people once assumed if teachers poured out information thirsty students would drink up the knowledge to improve their lives

  • …personal importance-- determines how much attention someone pays to the information presented


Self image
Self-Image

  • definition

    • feelings and ideas about your physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual self.


Your house self image
Your House – Self Image

Physical

Mental

Emotional

Social

Spiritual


Positive results
Positive Results

  • a. self-confidence(secure in the belief that you can do what you want to do.)

  • self-reliant (able to trust your own judgment and willing to be responsible for your actions.)

  • self-aware (conscious of your personal strengths and weaknesses and capable of self-critism.)


Negative results
Negative Results

  • self-conscious(uncomfortable about how you look, feel and come across to others.)

  • self-absorbed(so wrapped up in real and imagine problems that you have no room for relationships with other people.)

  • self-defeating(unable to see your potential because you cannot see or believe in your strong points.)


Things to remember
Things to remember

  • we all put ourselves down at times.

  • We put too much value in what others think of us as the source of our self-image.

  • What is most important is “what I think of me!”


What self image influences
What self-image influences…

  • How you look

  • How you act

    • your idea of yourself is the root of all your actions

    • you need to be willing to try new things and change old ones

  • How you feel

    • you cannot control your feelings, but you have control over your attitude when you encounter different situations

    • how you feel about yourself is the signal you will send out to others.

  • A message of self-liking and self-acceptance sends a message of your ability to like and accept other people!


Motivations for health behaviors


What influences self image
What influences self-image… of your ability to like and accept other people!

  • Physical self-image

  • Mental self-image

  • Emotional self-image


Physical self image
Physical of your ability to like and accept other people!self-image

  • what you see when you look in the mirror

  • strongly influenced by our culture

    negative results

    • excessive dieting or exercise

    • overspending on clothes

    • exaggerated worries

  • certain things can be changes

  • we tend to exaggerate our flaws and set up unrealistic standards

  • looks do not reflect personality

  • the younger you are the more important looks are


  • Mental self image
    Mental of your ability to like and accept other people!self-image

    • what we think about ourselves

    • biggest influence is school

      grades

      effortself-esteem

      • success or failure

      • it is more often the lack of direction or the lack of confidence than the lack of ability that contributes to failure

      • certain capabilities are inherited

      • not trying is the meaning of failure


    Emotional self image
    Emotional of your ability to like and accept other people!self-image

    • feelings about yourself and others

    • feelings are the hardest to understand and to express

      • negative feelings are not encouraged in our society

      • negative feelings will ALWAYS have a positive affect with awareness and the right attitude

    • strongest influence are family, friends and our environment

      • supportive and encouraging = positive results

      • critical and difficult = negative results


    Self esteem
    Self-Esteem of your ability to like and accept other people!

    • Definition

    • 1. my perceptions and opinions about myself.

    • 2.judgments I make and usually maintain about myself.

    • 3.the qualities that combine to make me an individual, including values, goals, abilities, worth, physical make-up and purpose in life.


    Motivations for health behaviors

    • High self-esteem-- of your ability to like and accept other people! I am generally satisfied with who I am and what I am doing with my life

    • Subject to change-- good and bad self-esteem fluctuates depending on the events of the day, people you are near, etc.

    • Importance to behavior-- self-esteem determines behavior

    • Affects motivation-- self-esteem affects motivation, the desire to learn and the ability to develop successful relationships and occupations


    Ways to promote self esteem
    Ways to Promote Self-Esteem of your ability to like and accept other people!

    • 1. be honest with yourself

    • 2. be flexible

    • 3. set attainable goals

    • 4. seek help when help is need


    Enhancing self esteem
    Enhancing Self-Esteem of your ability to like and accept other people!

    • 1. use positive verbalization

    • 2. accept compliments

    • 3. plan for success