Attitude-behaviour consistency: the role of group norms, attitude accessibility, and mode of behavioural decision-making

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Attitude-behaviour consistency: the role of group norms, attitude accessibility, and mode of behavioural decision-making

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Joanne, R. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Terry, Deborah, J. 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 2009-02-12T16:47:13Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T12:00:50Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:55:30Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_GB
dc.description.abstract The interplay between two perspectives that have recently been applied in the attitude area—the social identity approach to attitude-behaviour relations (Terry & Hogg, 1996) and the MODE model (Fazio, 1990a)—was examined in the present research. Two experimental studies were conducted to examine the role of group norms, group identification, attitude accessibility, and mode of behavioural decision-making in the attitude-behaviour relationship. In Study 1 (Nu=u211), the effects of norms and identification on attitude-behaviour consistency as a function of attitude accessibility and mood were investigated. Study 2 (Nu=u354) replicated and extended the first experiment by using time pressure to manipulate mode of behavioural decision-making. As expected, the effects of norm congruency varied as a function of identification and mode of behavioural decision-making. Under conditions assumed to promote deliberative processing (neutral mood/low time pressure), high identifiers behaved in a manner consistent with the norm. No effects emerged under positive mood and high time pressure conditions. In Study 2, there was evidence that exposure to an attitude-incongruent norm resulted in attitude change only under low accessibility conditions. The results of these studies highlight the powerful role of group norms in directing individual behaviour and suggest limited support for the MODE model in this context. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Social Psychology, 33 (5), September/October 2003: pp. 591-608 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/49020 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/1823/home en_GB
dc.subject attitude accessibility en_GB
dc.subject time pressure en_GB
dc.subject group norms en_GB
dc.subject social identity en_GB
dc.subject attitude-behaviour relations en_GB
dc.subject behavioral decision-making en_GB
dc.title Attitude-behaviour consistency: the role of group norms, attitude accessibility, and mode of behavioural decision-making en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-02-12T16:47:13Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T12:00:50Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:55:30Z
dc.identifier.issn 0046-2772 en_GB
dc.description This is the author's post-print version of an article published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, Vol 33, No 5: pp.591-608. The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1099-0992 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal European Journal of Social Psychology en_GB


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