Moderation of cognition-intention and cognition-behaviour relations:a meta-analysis of properties of variables from the theory of planned behaviour

Cooke, Richard and Sheeran, Paschal (2004). Moderation of cognition-intention and cognition-behaviour relations:a meta-analysis of properties of variables from the theory of planned behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology, 43 (2), pp. 159-186.

Abstract

Meta-analysis was used to quantify the moderating effects of seven properties of cognitions-accessibility, temporal stability, direct experience, involvement, certainty, ambivalence and affective-cognitive consistency-on cognition-intention and cognition-behaviour relations. Literature searches revealed 44 studies that could be included in the review. Findings showed that all of the properties, except involvement, moderated attitude-behaviour consistency. Similarly, all relevant moderators improved the consistency between intentions and behaviour. Temporal stability moderated PBC-behaviour relations, certainty moderated subjective norm-intention relations, and ambivalence, certainty, and involvement all moderated attitude-intention relations. Overall, temporal stability appeared to be the strongest moderator of cognition-behaviour relations.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1348/0144666041501688
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Full Text Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1348/0144666041501688/abstract
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Published Date: 2004-06
Authors: Cooke, Richard ( 0000-0003-0476-6284)
Sheeran, Paschal

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