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ERIC Number: EJ769646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-8756-5943
Intent to Advocate before and after a Health Education Workshop
McCrary-Quarles, Audrery R.; Pettit, Michele L.; Rahman, Fahmida; Brown, Stephen L.
Health Educator, v38 n2 p39-44 Fall 2006
This pilot study evaluated the influence of an advocacy training workshop sponsored by an Eta Sigma Gamma chapter affiliated with a large university in the Midwest. The theory of planned behavior (TPB) was utilized as a framework for assessing participants' intentions to participate in advocacy. Participants completed pre- and post-test surveys to assess intent to advocate. Multiple linear regression was executed to determine the extent to which participants' attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control predicted their behavioral intentions to advocate. Only perceived behavioral control significantly predicted participants' behavioral intentions to advocate, p = 0.009. Dependent t-tests showed that mean post-tests scores were significantly lower than pre-test scores for attitudes toward advocacy (M=11.59, M=7.41), subjective norms (M=16.21, M=13.11), and behavioral intentions (M=18.55, M=13.50). There was no significant change for perceived behavioral control (M=37.65, M=36.35). Participants' knowledge of the advocacy process was associated with greater involvement in advocacy (M=5.10, M=6.15). Findings from this pilot study suggest that participants' perceptions regarding their capacity for advocacy influenced their intentions to engage in the process. Findings also indicate that the training workshop improved participants' knowledge of advocacy, but not their intent to advocate. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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