Journal article

How do Small Groups Promote Behaviour Change? An Integrative Conceptual Review of Explanatory Mechanisms

Aleksandra J Borek, Charles Abraham

Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Small groups are used to promote health, well-being, and personal change by altering members' perceptions, beliefs, expectations, and behaviour patterns. An extensive cross-disciplinary literature has articulated and tested theories explaining how such groups develop, function, and facilitate change. Yet these theoretical understandings are rarely applied in the development, description, and evaluation of health-promotion, group-based, behaviour-change interventions. METHODS: Medline database, library catalogues, search engines, specific journals and reference lists were searched for relevant texts. Texts were reviewed for explanatory concepts or theories describing change proces..

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