Legislator Voting and Behavioral Science Theory: A Systematic Review
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. email@example.com 2: The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA 3: Health Resource and Services Administration, Rockville, MD, USA
Publication date: November 1, 2012
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