A round table, in which Icek Ajzen plays a key role

3 June 2010, via Roentgen, 4th floor, room E4-SR03, 1.15pm

A round table, in which Icek Ajzen - the author of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and co-author with Martin Fishbein of some of the most influential books in modern psychology about the reasoned action approach to predicting and changing behaviour - plays a key role. General issues are linked with specific issues associated with household surveys, and examples are provided from the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS).

1. Francesco Billari introduces the TPB item sets in the GGS and explain their role in research on the life-course.
2. Jane Klobas reports on the results of using the GGS's TPB items to study the formation of intentions to have a child within the Reproductive Decision Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective (REPRO) project.
3. Icek Ajzen introduces principles for defining and measuring social psychological concepts, and leads a discussion about how they might be applied to improve measurement of such concepts in household surveys, including the Generations and Gender Project (GGP).
Professor Ajzen is a member of Dondena's REPRO research team.

Professor Icek Ajzen, Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, USA
Professor Ajzen is one of the world's most highly cited scholars. Information about his work, including the Theory of Planned Behavior, is available from his web site, http://people.umass.edu/aizen/

More information about projects:
GGP: http://www.unece.org/pau/ggp/
REPRO: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/repro/

Aizen's presentation is available in the Bocconi channel on YouTube:
The Bocconi Communication Service group filmed Icek Ajzen's presentation, which is available in the Bocconi channel on YouTube.

Last updated 21 November 2016 - 10:39:28