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This review explores the known literature with respect to attitudes and introduces a criterion paradigm to aid future researchers in studying links to attitude behavior. Prior writing has varied from a more atheoretical study of attitude behavior to a focus using theories from other disciplines, most notably the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1985). The premise of this paper is that attitude study should progress beyond basic description regarding profiles of pre and inservice teachers to the study of teacher and learner behaviors as a function of known attitude profiles and other mediating variables.
Francis M. Kozub is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University, HPER 179, Bloomington, Indiana 47405. E-mail: email@example.com. Christoph Lienert is with the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance at Manhattan College, Bronx, NY.