To be a donor or not to be? Applying an extended theory of planned behavior to predict posthumous organ donation intentions

Hyde, Melissa K. & White, Katherine M. (2009) To be a donor or not to be? Applying an extended theory of planned behavior to predict posthumous organ donation intentions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(4), pp. 880-900.

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Using a theory of planned behavior (TPB) perspective, individual intentions to register and discuss the organ donation decision with significant others were examined. In addition to standard TPB variables (attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control [PBC]), self-identity and moral norm were incorporated into the TPB as predictors. Australian university students (N = 303) completed a survey comprising standard and additional TPB constructs. Separate analyses were conducted for both registered and non-registered participants. In general, results provide support for the extended TPB model in predicting intentions to register and discuss the donation decision with the exceptions that self-identity did not predict discussion intentions for either registered or non-registered participants and PBC did not predict discussion intentions for non-registered participants.

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ID Code: 15650
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: theory of planned behaviour, organ donation, communication
DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00464.x
ISSN: 0021-9029
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Blackwell Publishing
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:54

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