ERIC Number: ED172052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Attitude-Behavior Consistency: An Individual Difference Perspective.
Olson, James M.; And Others
The use of self-monitoring and self-reported variability in cross-situational behavior to identify persons most likely to manifest covariation between their attitudes and behaviors was investigated. In the first session, subjects (N=102) completed Snyder's Self-Monitoring Scale, assessed their religious attitudes and indicated the extent to which they varied from one situation to another in how religious they were. In the second session, approximately one month later, several measures of subjects' religious behaviors since the first session were obtained. Attitude-behavior correlations were computed within each of the four groups of subjects produced by a low-high self-monitoring x low-high variability classification scheme. Results indicated that only those subjects who were classified as "low" on both dimensions manifested consistently high attitude-behavior correlations. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Canada Council, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ.
Identifiers: Self Monitoring Scale (Snyder)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)