Testing an extended theory of planned behavior to predict young people's intentions to join a bone marrow donor registry

Hyde, Melissa K. & White, Katherine M. (2013) Testing an extended theory of planned behavior to predict young people's intentions to join a bone marrow donor registry. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(12), pp. 2462-2467.

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An extended theory of planned behavior (TPB) was used to understand the factors, particularly control perceptions and affective reactions, given conflicting findings in previous research, informing younger people's intentions to join a bone marrow registry. Participants (N  = 174) completed attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control (PBC), moral norm, anticipated regret, self-identity, and intention items for registering. The extended TPB (except PBC) explained 67.2% of variance in intention. Further testing is needed as to the volitional nature of registering. Moral norm, anticipated regret, and self-identity are likely intervention targets for increasing younger people's bone marrow registry participation.

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ID Code: 65603
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: bone marrow donation, bone marrow registry, theory of planned behavior
DOI: 10.1111/jasp.12195
ISSN: 1559-1816
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 > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
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Deposited On: 02 Jan 2014 03:15
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2014 10:33

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