Group norms and the attitude-behavior relationship: A role for group identification

Terry, Deborah J. and Hogg, Michael A. (1996) Group norms and the attitude-behavior relationship: A role for group identification. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22 8: 776-793. doi:10.1177/0146167296228002


Author Terry, Deborah J.
Hogg, Michael A.
Title Group norms and the attitude-behavior relationship: A role for group identification
Journal name Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0146-1672
Publication date 1996-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0146167296228002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 8
Start page 776
End page 793
Total pages 18
Publisher SAGE Publications Inc.
Language eng
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
Abstract Two studies provided support for the proposal that the role of norms in attitude-behavior relations can be usefully reconceptualized from the perspective of social identity/self-categorization theory. The first study revealed that the perceived norms of a behaviorally relevant reference group influenced intentions to engage in regular exercise, but only for subjects who identified strongly with the group, whereas the effect of perceived behavioral control (a personal factor) was strongest for low identifiers. Similarly, Study 2 revealed that the effect of group norms on females' intentions to engage in sun-protective behavior was evident only for high identifiers and that the effects of one of the personal variables (attitude) was stronger for low than for high identifiers. Additional results revealed that the perceived group norm predicted subjects' attitude, as did the perceived consequences of performing the behavior. The latter result was evident only for low identifiers.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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