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Does changing behavioral intentions engender behavior change? A meta-analysis of the experimental evidence.

Psychological Bulletin

Social Behavior, Male, Intention, Humans, Female, Cooperative Behavior, Attitude

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      Numerous theories in social and health psychology assume that intentions cause behaviors. However, most tests of the intention- behavior relation involve correlational studies that preclude causal inferences. In order to determine whether changes in behavioral intention engender behavior change, participants should be assigned randomly to a treatment that significantly increases the strength of respective intentions relative to a control condition, and differences in subsequent behavior should be compared. The present research obtained 47 experimental tests of intention-behavior relations that satisfied these criteria. Meta-analysis showed that a medium-to-large change in intention (d = 0.66) leads to a small-to-medium change in behavior (d = 0.36). The review also identified several conceptual factors, methodological features, and intervention characteristics that moderate intention-behavior consistency.

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            10.1037/0033-2909.132.2.249
            16536643

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            Social Behavior, Male, Intention, Humans, Female, Cooperative Behavior, Attitude

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