Early adolescents’ helping behaviours when a friend is injured in a fight : the role of an extended Theory of Planned Behavior
Reveruzzi, Bianca, Buckley, Lisa, Dunstan, Kelly, Chapman, Rebekah L., & Sheehan, Mary C. (2013) Early adolescents’ helping behaviours when a friend is injured in a fight : the role of an extended Theory of Planned Behavior. In 2013 Inaugural APS Health Psychology Conference, 5-6 April 2013, Pullman International, Cairns, QLD. (Unpublished)
This paper examines the role of first aid training in increasing adolescent helping behaviours when taught in a school-based injury prevention program, Skills for Preventing Injury in Youth (SPIY). The research involved the development and application of an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), including “behavioural willingness in a fight situation,” “first aid knowledge” and “perceptions of injury seriousness”, to predict the relationship between participation in SPIY and helping behaviours when a friend is injured in a fight. From 35 Queensland high schools, 2500 Year 9 students (mean age = 13.5, 40% male) completed surveys measuring their attitudes, perceived behavioural control, subjective norms and behavioural intention, from the TPB, and added measures of behavioural willingness in a fight situation, perceptions of injury seriousness and first aid knowledge, to predict helping behaviours when a friend is injured in a fight. It is expected that the TPB will significantly contribute to understanding the relationship between participation in SPIY and helping behaviours when a friend is injured in a fight. Further analyses will determine whether the extension of the model significantly increases the variance explained in helping behaviours. The findings of this research will provide insight into the critical factors that may increase adolescent bystanders’ actions in injury situations.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Keywords:||School-based curriculum, injury prevention, adolescents, helping, Theory of Planned Behaviour|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Educational Psychology (170103)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Deposited On:||11 Apr 2013 23:26|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2013 23:40|
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