Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to predict HPV vaccination intentions of college men

Hannah Priest Catalano, Adam P. Knowlden, David A. Birch, James D. Leeper, Angelia M. Paschal, Stuart L. Usdan

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to test Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) constructs in predicting human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination behavioral intentions of vaccine-eligible college men. Participants: Participants were unvaccinated college men aged 18–26 years attending a large public university in the southeastern United States during Spring 2015. Methods: A nonexperimental, cross-sectional study design was employed. Instrumentation comprised a qualitative elicitation study, expert panel review, pilot test, test-retest, and internal consistency, construct validity, and predictive validity assessments using data collected from an online self-report questionnaire. Results: The sample consisted of 256 college men, and the final structural model exhibited acceptable fit of the data. Attitude toward the behavior (β =.169) and subjective norm (β = 0.667) were significant predictors of behavioral intention, accounting for 58% of its variance. Conclusions: Practitioners may utilize this instrument for the development and evaluation of TPB-based interventions to increase HPV vaccination intentions of undergraduate college men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-207
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

Keywords

  • College men
  • HPV vaccination
  • Theory of Planned Behavior
  • health education

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