publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Attitude-behavior consistency : Campbell's paradigm in environmental and health domains

Byrka, K.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Abstract
It is a common observation that people say one thing and do another. The lack of correspondence between declarations and actions, termed in psychology as attitudebehavior gap is the focal problem in this thesis. Inconsistencies confuse us, because intuitively attitudes seem to be closely related to behaviors. Nonetheless, decades of research on attitudes have failed to confirm that an attitude is a valid predictor of a behavior. An attitude's poor predictive validity is especially striking when we consider general attitudes and intuitively associated specific behaviors. Nearly fifty years ago, however, Campbell postulated that observed attitudebehavior inconsist...
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