This study examined the cross-cultural generalizability of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) as applied to job seeking, by comparing samples of native Dutch and Turkish individuals in The Netherlands. Results support the equivalence of the measures used. Moreover, the TPB relationships are found to be comparable across the two samples. Contrary to the predictions, intentions of Turkish individuals are not affected more by subjective norms and less by job search attitudes than those of native Dutch individuals.

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Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Department of Psychology

van Hooft, E., Born, M., Taris, T., & van der Flier, H. (2006). The Cross-cultural Generalizability of the Theory of Planned Behavior: a study on job seeking in The Netherlands. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37(2), 127–135. doi:10.1177/0022022105284491