Seat Belt Attitudes, Habits, and Behaviors: An Adaptive Amendment to the Fishbein Model

Seat Belt Attitudes, Habits, and Behaviors: An Adaptive Amendment to the Fishbein Model One hundred thirty‐four introductory psychology students participatcd in a longitudinal study of seat belt usage. The model of Fishbein and Ajzen was tested, as was the construct of habit within this context. Multiple regression analyses supported the basic Fishhein and Ajzen model predictions. Attitudes and subjective norms predicted intentions, which in turn predicted behavior. Furthermore, habit predicted behavior better than intention. The following nonspurious relationships were observed in cross‐lagged panel correlation tests: influence from subjective norm to intention, influence from intention to attitude, influcnce from attitude to subjective norm, influence from behavior to habit, and, of course, influence from attitude to behavior. Discussion included further consideration of the Fishbein and Ajzen model, social adaptation theory, and implications for seat belt usage. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Applied Social Psychology Wiley

Seat Belt Attitudes, Habits, and Behaviors: An Adaptive Amendment to the Fishbein Model

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1983 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0021-9029
eISSN
1559-1816
DOI
10.1111/j.1559-1816.1983.tb01748.x
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Abstract

One hundred thirty‐four introductory psychology students participatcd in a longitudinal study of seat belt usage. The model of Fishbein and Ajzen was tested, as was the construct of habit within this context. Multiple regression analyses supported the basic Fishhein and Ajzen model predictions. Attitudes and subjective norms predicted intentions, which in turn predicted behavior. Furthermore, habit predicted behavior better than intention. The following nonspurious relationships were observed in cross‐lagged panel correlation tests: influence from subjective norm to intention, influence from intention to attitude, influcnce from attitude to subjective norm, influence from behavior to habit, and, of course, influence from attitude to behavior. Discussion included further consideration of the Fishbein and Ajzen model, social adaptation theory, and implications for seat belt usage.

Journal

Journal of Applied Social PsychologyWiley

Published: Oct 1, 1983

References

  • The incidence and economic cost of cancer, motor vehicle injuries, coronary heart disease, and stroke: a comparative analysis
    Hartunion, Hartunion; Smart, Smart; Thompson, Thompson
  • The place of habit in the control of action
    Mixon, Mixon

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