The Importance of the Relevance of the Issue to the Group in Voting Intentions: The Case of the Australian Republic Referendum

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The Importance of the Relevance of the Issue to the Group in Voting Intentions: The Case of the Australian Republic Referendum

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Joanne, R. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Terry, Deborah, J. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Crosier, Timothy, R. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Duck, Julie, M. en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter - Joanne Smith (at the time of publication, the author was at the University of Queensland, Australia) en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-09T16:28:35Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T12:00:40Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:54:08Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_GB
dc.description.abstract A questionnaire was distributed on the Australian republic issue to examine the interplay between norms and relevance of the issue to the group on voting intentions. Supporters of an Australian republic (N = 188) indicated the level of support for a republic within their peer group, the relevance of the republic issue to the group, and measures designed to assess voting intentions and other attitude outcomes. Analysis revealed an interaction between normative support and relevance of the issue to the group. On the measure of intention, increasing normative support was associated with increased intention to vote in an attitude-consistent way at both relevance levels, but the effect was heightened when the issue was highly relevant to the group. On the outcomes of willingness to express opinion and perceived personal importance of the republic issue, normative support had a positive effect only when the issue was highly relevant to the group. Mediation analyses revealed that the impact of normative support and group relevance on intention were mediated through perceived personal importance of the republic issue. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 27 (2), 2005: pp. 163-170 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/48756 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Psychology Press (Taylor & Francis Group) en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0197-3533 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://basp.osu.edu/ en_GB
dc.subject voting intention en_GB
dc.subject Australian Republic Referendum en_GB
dc.subject peer group en_GB
dc.subject attitude outcomes en_GB
dc.subject normative support en_GB
dc.subject social identity en_GB
dc.title The Importance of the Relevance of the Issue to the Group in Voting Intentions: The Case of the Australian Republic Referendum en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-02-09T16:28:35Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T12:00:40Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:54:08Z
dc.identifier.issn 0197-3533 en_GB
dc.description This is the author's postprint version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the Basic and Applied Social Psychology © 2005 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc; Basic and Applied Social Psychology is available online at http://www.informaworld.com en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1532-4834 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology en_GB


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