Habit vs. intention in the prediction of future behaviour: the role of frequency, context stability and mental accessibility of past behaviour.

@article{Danner2008HabitVI,
  title={Habit vs. intention in the prediction of future behaviour: the role of frequency, context stability and mental accessibility of past behaviour.},
  author={Unna N. Danner and Henk Aarts and Nanne K de Vries},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 Pt 2},
  pages={245-65}
}
This research examined the role of habit and intention in the prediction of future behaviour by analysing that past behaviour frequency moderates the intention-behaviour relationship to the extent that the context in which the behaviour was performed is stable. In two correlational studies, it was found that habit interacted with intention when context stability was taken into account and not when merely past behaviour frequency was considered: intentions guided future behaviour when habits… CONTINUE READING

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