The effects of structural consistency on attitude-intention and attitude-behavior relationships

Jie Zhou1, Erping Wang1, John F. Dovidio2, Guangtao Yu3
1Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China
2Yale University, United States
3Central University of Finance and Economics, People’s Republic of China
Cite this article:  Zhou, J., Wang, E., Dovidio, J., & Yu, G. (2009). The effects of structural consistency on attitude-intention and attitude-behavior relationships. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 37, 781-790.

Volume 37 Issue 6 | e1885 | Published: July 2009 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2009.37.6.781

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The effects of structural consistency including affective-cognitive consistency (ACC) and attitude based on attitude-intention consistency (AIC) and attitude-behavior consistency ABC) were explored. Results revealed the effect of ACC on attitude-intention consistency and the interaction of ACC and attitude based on attitude-behavior consistency. Specifically, an attitude with high ACC led to stronger intention. Regarding the attitude-behavior relation, cognitive-focus attitude with high ACC was a more reliable predictor of behavior, whereas affective-focus attitude predicted behavior equally in high and low ACC conditions.

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