Myopia prevention, near work, and visual acuity of college students: integrating the theory of planned behavior and self-determination theory

@article{Chan2013MyopiaPN,
  title={Myopia prevention, near work, and visual acuity of college students: integrating the theory of planned behavior and self-determination theory},
  author={Derwin King-Chung Chan and Ying-Ki Fung and Suxuan Xing and Martin S. Hagger},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={37},
  pages={369-380}
}
There has been little research examining the psychological antecedents of safety-oriented behavior aimed at reducing myopia risk. This study utilizes self-determination theory (SDT) and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to understand the role of motivational and social-cognitive factors on individuals’ near-work behavior. Adopting a prospective design, undergraduate students (n = 107) completed an initial questionnaire based on SDT in week 1, a second questionnaire containing measures of TPB… CONTINUE READING
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