Understanding knowledge effects on attitude-behavior consistency: the role of relevance, complexity, and amount of knowledge.

@article{Fabrigar2006UnderstandingKE,
  title={Understanding knowledge effects on attitude-behavior consistency: the role of relevance, complexity, and amount of knowledge.},
  author={Leandre R. Fabrigar and Richard E. Petty and Steven M. Smith and Stephen L. Crites},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={556-77}
}
The role of properties of attitude-relevant knowledge in attitude- behavior consistency was explored in 3 experiments. In Experiment 1, attitudes based on behaviorally relevant knowledge predicted behavior better than attitudes based on low-relevance knowledge, especially when people had time to deliberate. Relevance, complexity, and amount of knowledge were investigated in Experiment 2. It was found that complexity increased attitude- behavior consistency when knowledge was of low-behavioral… CONTINUE READING
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