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Consumer behaviour analysis and non-adoption of behavioural interventions: implications for managerial action

Konstantinos M. Ntinas (Greek Ministry of Education, Special School of Giannouli, Larissa, Greece)

Tizard Learning Disability Review

ISSN: 1359-5474

Article publication date: 20 June 2019

Abstract

Purpose

Direct care staff may be resistant to the use of behavioural interventions. Whilst some research suggests that resistance to the cost of behavioural interventions is one factor of influence, there is lack of research exploring why staff are influenced by the cost. The purpose of this paper is to explore this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, the phenomenon of resistance is analysed with the help of behavioural economics and of the behavioural perspective model (BPM).

Findings

The resistance to the cost of behavioural interventions is correlated with the low quality of the working environment and ways in which staff might attend to factors which protect their own well-being.

Practical implications

Services might need to focus on the ways in which behavioural interventions protect staff’s well-being.

Originality/value

This paper explores the use of the BPM and of behavioural economics as conceptual tools for the analysis of the factors leading to non-adoption of behavioural interventions.

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Citation

Ntinas, K.M. (2019), "Consumer behaviour analysis and non-adoption of behavioural interventions: implications for managerial action", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 101-107. https://doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-06-2017-0024

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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