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Analyzing additional variables in the theory of reasoned action

Langdridge, D.; Sheeran, P. and Connolly, K. J. (2007). Analyzing additional variables in the theory of reasoned action. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37(8) pp. 1884–1913.

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This study examined the convergent, discriminant, and predictive validity of several variables proposed to augment the theory of reasoned action (TRA), using both principal components analysis (PCA)/multiple regression and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)/structural equation modeling (SEM) among a sample of the UK population regarding their intention to have a child. PCA revealed good convergent and discriminant validity for attitude vs. anticipated regret, subjective norm vs. moral norm vs. social relations, but not for intention vs. desire or perceived behavioral control. Multiple regression analyses showed that the additional variables predicted a significant increment in the variance in intention. CFA, however, showed moderate convergent validity and poor discriminant validity and the structural model comprised the 2 predictors from the TRA only.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0021-9029
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 15628
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 09:43
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 15:37
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