Predicting intentions to donate blood among nondonors in Australia: an extended theory of planned behavior

Robinson, Natalie G., Masser, Barbara M., White, Katherine M., Hyde, Melissa K. and Terry, Deborah J. (2008) Predicting intentions to donate blood among nondonors in Australia: an extended theory of planned behavior. Transfusion, 48 12: 2559-2567. doi:10.1111/j.1537-2995.2008.01904.x

Author Robinson, Natalie G.
Masser, Barbara M.
White, Katherine M.
Hyde, Melissa K.
Terry, Deborah J.
Title Predicting intentions to donate blood among nondonors in Australia: an extended theory of planned behavior
Journal name Transfusion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0041-1132
Publication date 2008-12-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2008.01904.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 48
Issue 12
Start page 2559
End page 2567
Total pages 9
Editor Paul Ness
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject C1
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
920401 Behaviour and Health
170113 Social and Community Psychology
Abstract BACKGROUND: With an increasing demand for blood and blood products in Australia, there is a continual need to recruit blood donors. As such, it is important to investigate the factors that impact on nondonors' decision-making processes with regard to donating blood for the first time. Previous research has established the efficacy of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in predicting blood donor intentions. The current research aimed to test a TPB model augmented with constructs implicated in previous blood donor research; specifically descriptive norm, moral norm, anticipated regret, and donation anxiety. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants completed measures assessing the standard TPB variables of attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control (PBC) as well as descriptive norm, moral norm, donation anxiety, and anticipated regret. Path analysis examined the utility of the augmented TPB model to predict 195 non–blood donors' intentions to donate blood. RESULTS: A final revised model provided a very good fit to the data and included attitude, PBC, moral norm, descriptive norm, anticipated regret, and donation anxiety as direct predictors of intention, with these factors accounting for 70 percent of the variance in intentions to donate blood. CONCLUSION: A revised TPB model provided a more efficacious predictor of nondonors' intentions to donate than the standard TPB model and highlights the role that norm-based factors and affective-laden constructs play in predicting non–blood donors' intentions to donate.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published Online: 20 Aug 2008

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