ERIC Number: EJ1133452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict HPV Vaccination Intentions of College Men
Catalano, Hannah Priest; Knowlden, Adam P.; Birch, David A.; Leeper, James D.; Paschal, Angelia M.; Usdan, Stuart L.
Journal of American College Health, v65 n3 p197-207 2017
Objective: The purpose of this study was to test Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) constructs in predicting human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination behavioral intentions of vaccine-eligible college men. Participants: Participants were unvaccinated college men aged 18-26 years attending a large public university in the southeastern United States during Spring 2015. Methods: A nonexperimental, cross-sectional study design was employed. Instrumentation comprised a qualitative elicitation study, expert panel review, pilot test, test-retest, and internal consistency, construct validity, and predictive validity assessments using data collected from an online self-report questionnaire. Results: The sample consisted of 256 college men, and the final structural model exhibited acceptable fit of the data. Attitude toward the behavior (ß = 0.169) and subjective norm (ß = 0.667) were significant predictors of behavioral intention, accounting for 58% of its variance. Conclusions: Practitioners may utilize this instrument for the development and evaluation of TPB-based interventions to increase HPV vaccination intentions of undergraduate college men.
Descriptors: Males, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Education, Undergraduate Students, Behavior Theories, Predictive Validity, Statistical Analysis, Case Studies, Young Adults, Cancer, Readability, Readability Formulas, Intention, Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Intervention
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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