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Ambivalence

About: Ambivalence is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 3324 publications have been published within this topic receiving 75733 citations. The topic is also known as: of two minds & on the fence.


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TL;DR: The nature of perceived behavioral control, the relative importance of attitudes and subjective norms, the utility of adding more predictors, and the roles of prior behavior and habit are highlighted.
Abstract: This survey of attitude theory and research published between 1996 and 1999 covers the conceptualization of attitude, attitude formation and activation, attitude structure and function, and the attitude-behavior relation. Research regarding the expectancy-value model of attitude is considered, as are the roles of accessible beliefs and affective versus cognitive processes in the formation of attitudes. The survey reviews research on attitude strength and its antecedents and consequences, and covers progress made on the assessment of attitudinal ambivalence and its effects. Also considered is research on automatic attitude activation, attitude functions, and the relation of attitudes to broader values. A large number of studies dealt with the relation between attitudes and behavior. Research revealing additional moderators of this relation is reviewed, as are theory and research on the link between intentions and actions. Most work in this context was devoted to issues raised by the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior. The present review highlights the nature of perceived behavioral control, the relative importance of attitudes and subjective norms, the utility of adding more predictors, and the roles of prior behavior and habit.

3,813 citations

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TL;DR: Empirical and conceptual developments over the past four years on attitudes and persuasion are reviewed, with particular attention paid to work on attitude accessibility, ambivalence, and the affective versus cognitive bases of attitudes.
Abstract: ▪ Abstract We review empirical and conceptual developments over the past four years (1992–1995) on attitudes and persuasion. A voluminous amount of material was produced concerning attitude structure, attitude change, and the consequences of holding attitudes. In the structure area, particular attention is paid to work on attitude accessiblity, ambivalence, and the affective versus cognitive bases of attitudes. In persuasion, our review examines research that has focused on high effort cognitive processes (central route), low effort processes (peripheral route), and the multiple roles by which variables can have an impact on attitudes. Special emphasis is given to work on cognitive dissonance and other biases in message processing, and on the multiple processes by which mood influences evaluations. Work on the consequences of attitudes focuses on the impact of attitudes on behavior and social judgments.

3,365 citations

Book
01 Jan 1991
TL;DR: A case study in the Sociology of Assimilation (I): Trapped in Ambivalence as mentioned in this paper, a case study of the social construction of ambivalence in the social sciences.
Abstract: Introduction. 1. The Scandal of Ambivalence. 2. Social Construction of Ambivalence. 3. Self--Construction of Ambivalence. 4. A Case Study in the Sociology of Assimilation (I):. Trapped in Ambivalence. 5. A Case Study in the Sociology of Assimilation (II):. Revenge of Ambivalence. 6. Privatization of Ambivalence. 7. Postmodernity, or Living with Ambivalence.

2,026 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors review studies of resistance to change and advocate new research based on a reconceptualization of individual responses to change as multidimensional attitudes, and highlight the importance of examining the evolution of employee responses over time and the need to understand response to change proposals that emerge from bottom-up.
Abstract: In this article I review studies of resistance to change and advocate new research based on a reconceptualization of individual responses to change as multidimensional attitudes. A challenging question for research and practice arises: How can we balance the organizational need to foster ambivalent attitudes toward change and the individual need to minimize the potentially debilitating effects of ambivalence? I conclude by highlighting the importance of examining the evolution of employee responses to change over time and the need to understand responses to change proposals that emerge from bottom-up. egalitarian change processes.

1,710 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
20241
2023782
20221,745
2021140
2020141
2019150