Social identity and the attitude–behaviour relationship: effects of anonymity and accountability

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Joanne, R. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Terry, Deborah, J. en_GB
dc.contributor.author Hogg, Michael, A. en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter; University of Queensland, Australia en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-18T14:08:41Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T12:00:44Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:54:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Two experiments examined the impact of anonymity and accountability on the expression of group-mediated attitude-behaviour consistency. In Study 1, low and high identifiers (N?=?106) were exposed to an attitude-congruent norm and provided information about their intentions under anonymous and in-group accountable conditions. In Study 2, salience of identity was manipulated, and participants (N?=?185) were exposed to either an attitude-congruent or an attitude-incongruent norm, and provided information on their intentions and behaviour under anonymous and in-group accountable conditions. In both studies, accountability elicited group-normative attitudes and behaviour among individuals for whom the group was not a salient basis for self-definition. When the group was a salient basis for self-definition, the expression of attitude-consistent intentions and behaviour was greater in anonymous conditions. It is suggested that strategic effects, such as those that occur in the presence of an in-group audience, influence displays of group-normative attitude–behaviour consistency. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation European Journal of Social Psychology, 37 (2), March 2007: pp. 239-257 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/ejsp.356 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/49434 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 social identity en_GB
dc.subject attitude-behaviour relations en_GB
dc.subject accountability en_GB
dc.subject anonymity en_GB
dc.subject group dynamics en_GB
dc.subject attitude behaviour relationship en_GB
dc.title Social identity and the attitude–behaviour relationship: effects of anonymity and accountability en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-02-18T14:08:41Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T12:00:44Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:54:35Z
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 37, No 2: pp.239-257. 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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