Self-reported attitude refers to individuals providing information about their own attitudes, beliefs, or opinions through self-report measures such as surveys or questionnaires. It relies on individuals' self-perception and willingness to disclose their internal states. Self-reported attitudes are commonly used in research and psychological studies to gather subjective data and understand individuals' perspectives.
In an online community, self-reported attitudes can be valuable for understanding the opinions, preferences, and perspectives of community members. Surveys or questionnaires can be used to gather self-reported data on community engagement, satisfaction, interests, or feedback. This information can help community managers make informed decisions, tailor content or features to better meet the needs of members, and identify areas for improvement within the community. However, it's important to consider potential biases in self-reported attitudes, such as social desirability bias or the influence of current mood, and to complement self-report data with other objective measures or observations to ensure a more comprehensive understanding of the community dynamics.