Ajzen and Fishbein's Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) (1980)

Mohammed Nasser Al-Suqri, Rahma Mohammed Al-Kharusi

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the TRA and the main variants on this model, considers the main criticisms and limitations of the theory, and discusses examples of empirical studies that have helped validate this theoretical perspective and contributed to its development over time. It also considers the relevance of these theories for Library and Information Science. Potential future research directions relating to the TRA and related theories are discussed. These include additional meta-analyses using statistical techniques to refine the underlying structure of the theory and enhance understanding of its applicability in different contexts, and the use of qualitative research to improve understanding of the thought processes involved in behavioral decision-making and the factors that influence these.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Seeking Behavior and Technology Adoption
Subtitle of host publicationTheories and Trends
PublisherIGI Global
Pages188-204
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781466681576
ISBN (Print)146668156X, 9781466681569
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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    Al-Suqri, M. N., & Al-Kharusi, R. M. (2015). Ajzen and Fishbein's Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) (1980). In Information Seeking Behavior and Technology Adoption: Theories and Trends (pp. 188-204). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8156-9.ch012