Attitudes and behavior: An information integration perspective

James Jaccard, Michael A. Becker

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The relationship between attitudes, beliefs, and behavior was investigated in the context of a behavioral alternative model of attitudes and Anderson's information integration theory. Forty teenagers indicated their attitudes toward using each of seven methods of birth control. The attitudes were used to predict self-reports of contraceptive behavior. Functional measurement methodology was applied to understand the informational bases of the attitudes. In general, the data were supportive of the theoretical framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-465
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Experimental Social Psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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