At a glance
Behaviour is affected by factors relating to the person, including:
- physical factors - age, health, illness, pain, influence of a substance or medication
- personal and emotional factors - personality, beliefs, expectations, emotions, mental health
- life experiences - family, culture, friends, life events
- what the person needs and wants.
Behaviour is also affected by the context, including:
- what is happening at the time
- the environment - heat, light, noise, privacy
- the response of other people, which is affected by their own physical factors, personal and emotional factors, life experiences, wants and needs.
This means that a worker needs to consider a range of factors in order to understand behaviour, including their personal response and role.
- A person with lived experience of a mental health condition