"I pledge to support the honor system of Old Dominion University. I will refrain from any form of academic dishonesty or deception, such as cheating or plagiarism. I am aware that as a member of the academic community, it is my responsibility to turn in all suspected violators of the honor system. I will report to Honor Council hearings if I am summoned." The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) defines behavior change as a deliberate procedure that unfurls after some time and includes advancement through an array of five stages of change (Fallon, E. & Hausenblas, H. 2004). TTM merges methods and ethics of progress from other theories and models, thus the name Transtheoretical.
The perspective that makes the TTM one of a kind is the possibility that change happens after some time, a viewpoint by and large overlooked by different speculations of change. This transitory aspect of the hypothesis suggests that a person may advance through five phases of change when wanting to change their behaviors (Andersen, S. & Keller, C. 2002). In the TTM, conduct change is dealt with as progressive instead of a "win or lose" experience. This qualification is viewed as one of the hypothesis' good qualities.
The primary phase of the TTM is the pre-contemplation phase, where individuals have no goals of making a move within a reasonable time frame, generally measured as the following half year (Sharma, M. n. d. ). People in this stage might be ignorant or clueless of the results of their conduct or may have had various fizzled attempts at change and are disheartened to attempt once more. They recommend that the fundamental quality of somebody in the pre-contemplation phase is they demonstrate protection from realizing or altering bad behavior. For a person to move out of this stage, they should encounter psychological discord and recognize the issue.
In the following stage, contemplation, people aim to make a difference in the following half-year (Sharma, M. n. d. ). Individuals in this stage measure the upsides and downsides of preparing for improvement that can make them stay here for drawn-out stretches of time. A person in this stage is choosing on the off chance that he or she needs to rectify the issue and regardless of whether the upsides and downsides of making an improvement exceed the advantages and disadvantages of keeping up his or her present conduct. Being stuck in this stage is known as endless consideration or behavioral delay. Amid this stage, the individual still partakes in unsafe conduct but knows that this conduct causes an issue. The fundamental characteristic of somebody in the consideration stage is that the individual is genuinely considering settling the issue. An individual will proceed onward to the following stage in the event that he or she sees that the pros exceed the cons and if the power of inspiration is more grounded for change than it is for staying the same.
The next stage, preparation, is the point at which the individ...