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Zašto roditelji ne žele cijepiti djecu protiv HPV-a? Prediktori stavova prema cijepljenju i namjere cijepljenja


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Delač, Lana. (2019). Zašto roditelji ne žele cijepiti djecu protiv HPV-a? Prediktori stavova prema cijepljenju i namjere cijepljenja. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Lauri Korajlija, Anita].

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The aim of the study was to investigate the contribution of sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge about HPV infection and vaccine, use of complementary and alternative medicine, belief in conspiracy theories and three types of health beliefs (perceived susceptibility, severity and efficacy) in explaining attitudes toward vaccines and intention of parents for vaccinating their children. The research was conducted via online questionnaire on 303 participants. Parents completed Caskey et al’s Knowledge Questionnaire about HPV and Vaccine, The Carolina HPV Immunization Attitudes and Beliefs Scale – CHIAS, Čović et al’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Scale and Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories Scale and MacArthur’s Health Beliefs Scale. We collected sociodemographic data about sex, age, employment status, education level, marital status, religion, living area and political viewpoint. Results have shown age was significantly related to attitudes and vaccination intention and level of education was significantly related to attitudes toward vaccines. Age is also significant predictor of attitudes toward vaccines in a way that older parents have more positive attitudes toward vaccines. Parents with beliefs in conspiracy theories had more negative attitudes and have shown less intention for vaccinating their children against HPV. Belief that person is susceptible to contraction of infection and that vaccine against HPV is effective generated more positive attitudes and more intention for vaccination. Knowledge about HPV and vaccine, use of complementary and alternative medicine and perceived severity are not significant predictors of vaccine attitudes and vaccination intention. Most parents got their information about HPV vaccine from media and internet portals and they’re the most important resources of information for them. We suggested guidelines for future research on the subject.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: HPV, vaccination, attitudes, intention, knowledge
Subjects: Psychology > Klinička psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Lauri Korajlija, Anita
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 09:01
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 09:01

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