Interlocking Interactions, the Diffusion of Innovations in Health Care

Fitzgerald, L., Ferlie, E., Wood, M., & Hawkins, C. (2002). Interlocking interactions, the diffusion of innovations in health care. Human Relations, 55(12), 1429 - 1449.
This article aims to provide a reassessment of the processes of diffusion of innovations into organizations, based on new empirical data. The focus of the article is the latter st…

Motivating Residents to Conserve Energy Without Financial Incentives

McMakin, A., Malone, E., & Lundgren, R. (2002). Motivating residents to conserve energy without financial incentives. Environment and Behavior, 34(6), 848-863.
Given the aim to motivate people to conserve energy in homes, we need to understand what drives people's energy use behavior and how it can be influenced. This article describes a…

Behavioral Determinants of Household Participation in a Home Composting Scheme

Edgerton, E., McKechnie, J., & Dunleavy, K. (2009). Behavioral determinants of household participation in a home composting scheme. Environment and Behavior, 41(2), 151-169.
This article investigates the factors that influence the decision made by individuals to participate in home composting schemes promoted by two local authorities in Scotland. The …

The Response to the Commitment with Block-Leader Recycling Promotion Technique: A Longitudinal Approach

Meneses, G., & Palacio, A. (2007). The response to the commitment with block-leader recycling promotion technique: A longitudinal approach. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 17(1-2), 83-102.
This article focuses on the study of the changes in consumers' recycling beliefs, attitudes, and behavior due to the application of one promotion technique: a commitment by block …

Social Cognitive Theory of Mass Communication

Bandura, A. (2001). Social cognitive theory of mass communication. Media Psychology, 3(3), 265-299.
Social cognitive theory provides an agentic conceptual framework within which to analyze the determinants and psychosocial mechanisms through which symbolic communication influenc…

Changing Homeowners' Use of Toxic Household Products: A Transactional Approach

Werner, C. (2003). Changing homeowners' use of toxic household products: A transactional approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(1), 33-45
The present article examines how a multilevel persuasion program might induce environmental attitude and behavior change. An education and behavior change program was developed to…

Changing Homeowners' Behaviors Involving Toxic Household Chemicals: A Psychological, Multilevel Approach

Werner, C., & Adams, D. (2001). Changing homeowners' behaviors involving toxic household chemicals: A psychological, multilevel approach. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP), 1(1), 1-32.
We describe an education and behavior change program with a multi-level approach. The program goal is to change how people think about, use, store, and dispose of toxic household …

Effective Strategies for Changing Physicians' Behavior: Insights from Research on Diffusion of Innovations

Vickrey, B. (2005). Effective strategies for changing physicians' behavior: Insights from research on diffusion of innovations. Clinical Gerontologist: The Journal of Aging and Mental Health, 29(2), 25-34.
The design and testing of new models for improving the quality of dementia care should draw on the broader literature on diffusion of innovations in health care and other settings…

Diffusion of Innovations

Oldenburg, B., & Glanz, K. (2008). Diffusion of innovations. Health behavior and health education: Theory, research, and practice (4th ed.) (pp. 313-333).
(from the chapter) If outcomes from decades of public health and health behavior intervention research are to be translated into major health improvements, we must understand fact…

Applicability of Diffusion of Innovations Framework to Best Practice Applications of Human Performance Technology

May, S. (2005). Applicability of Diffusion of Innovations framework to best practice applications of Human Performance Technology. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A, 66, Retrieved from PsycINFO database.
For over half a century, research has been conducted on how innovations spread within social or organizational environments. Diffusion of Innovations (DoI) research contributes to…
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