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Citation

Tung GJ, Vernick JS, Reiney EV, Gielen AC. Am. J. Health Behav. 2012; 36(6): 823-833.

Affiliation

The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. gtung@jhsph.edu

Copyright

(Copyright © 2012, PNG Publications)

DOI

10.5993/AJHB.36.6.9

PMID

23026040

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To examine the application of behavioral science theories to explain the voting behavior of legislators for public health policies.

METHODS: We conducted a systematic review to identify studies that examined factors associated with legislator support, intention to vote, or actual votes on public health policies, emphasizing those grounded in behavior science theory.

RESULTS: Twenty-one papers met our inclusion criteria, and 6 were explicitly grounded in a behavioral science theory.

CONCLUSIONS: Behavioral science theories, and the theory of planned behavior in particular, provide a framework for understanding legislator voting behavior and can be used by advocates to advance pro-health policies.


Language: en

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