A Conceptual System For Understanding Personal Actions

David L. Groves
Harvey Kahalas
Charles W. Smart

DOI: 10.2190/0RB2-B991-EPNP-8MQ9


One of the missing elements in the social psychological research of recreation behavior is a comprehensive model for understanding personal actions. The conceptual framework proposed here attempts to synthesize both normative and behavioral measurement systems. It stresses assimilation and accommodation as the two interaction processes that are the key to understanding personal actions. As new research findings are isolated, this framework has the flexibility to be modified to produce a more comprehensive model because it advocates relationships among variable types rather than proposing a theoretical position.

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