How Attitudes Affect The Decision Making Process And The Actual Behavior Of People

1601 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 7 Pages
I. Introduction:
Attitudes are always considered of utmost practical importance in very wide areas of activities whether social, economic, educational or political. They affect our daily life activities in politics, social policies, marketing of commodities and services and all other perspectives (Johns, 1996; George& Jones, 2005). For that reasons, they attract great attention of scholars as well as practitioners with different backgrounds and endeavors. The nature and types of attitudes and how they develop and change over time are some of the aspects dealt with by several scholars. An important issue was about how attitudes affect the decision making process and the actual behavior of people (Hersey, Blanchard& Johnson, 2001). Yet, in spite of the extensive work on this phenomenon there are still many conceiving attitudes as ambiguous objects.
Development practitioners have interest in attitudes as significant tools in changing behavior. For instance, those who deal with the population problem and the negative impacts of its high growth rates in Egypt consider the people 's population attitudes of great importance to deal with when they seek the change of reproductive behavior which directly affect these rates. It is one of the areas that attracted public agencies and scholars to change people’s behavior towards the population issues to become in favor of positive and rational reproductive behavior. Such trend of actions was practiced through some projects that aimed to…
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