Social-cognitive predictors of intention to vaccinate against the human papillomavirus in college-age women.

@article{Bennett2012SocialcognitivePO,
  title={Social-cognitive predictors of intention to vaccinate against the human papillomavirus in college-age women.},
  author={Kymberley K. Bennett and Juli A Buchanan and Alisha D Adams},
  journal={The Journal of social psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={152 4},
  pages={480-92}
}
This study examined social-cognitive predictors of college-age women's intentions to obtain the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine using the Health Belief Model (HBM) and Theory of Planned Behavior (TBP) as theoretical guides. Questionnaire data were collected from 143 women at a Midwestern university. Among the HBM variables, perceived susceptibility to HPV, perceived benefits of the vaccine, and self-efficacy to obtain the vaccine were significant predictors. Among the TPB variables, positive… CONTINUE READING

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