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Što kada bi cijepljenje bilo stvar izbora? Istraživanje o stavovima, znanjima i drugim aspektima odluke o cijepljenju u Republici Hrvatskoj


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Čović, Marina and Ivanković, Iva and Olujić, Ozana and Šaravanja, Nikolina. Što kada bi cijepljenje bilo stvar izbora? Istraživanje o stavovima, znanjima i drugim aspektima odluke o cijepljenju u Republici Hrvatskoj. [Student paper] (Unpublished)

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In Croatia, despite the legislation and numerous benefits that come from vaccination, there is a growing number of parents who decide not to vaccinate their children. The aim of this study was to explore how well parents are informed about vaccination procedures, where do they get their information, and whether personality traits and other parental characteristics are related to making a negative decision about vaccinating their children. Furthermore, the authors tried to explore which are the best predictors of their knowledge and their attitudes towards vaccination. Data was gathered using an online survey in September 2014. The survey was filled out by parents, and future parents (N = 833). Four main groups of participants were categorized based on their given answer on an item questioning their decision on vaccinating their child in a situation of free choice. The groups were compared according to the following variables: attitudes towards vaccination, believing in conspiracy theories, locus of control, personality traits, knowledge about vaccination and alternative health practices. In terms of personality traits, low neuroticism, somewhat higher conscientiousness and openness toward experiencewerecharacteristicsof vaccine-declining parents. Also, they are more inclined to conspiracy theories as well to believe that the health consequences are caused by their own choices and behavior, and are not the result of chance. The selected predictors explained 48.4% of the variance of attitudes toward vaccination, and significant predictors were belief in medicine, tendency towards believing in conspiracy theories and alternative health practices. Based on the findings it is possible to derive recommendations regarding the creation of the image of vaccines in public and the media, and the promotion of health behavior among parents.

Item Type: Student paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: vaccination, attitudes, knowledge, locus of control, personality and conspiracy theories
Subjects: Psychology > Zdravstvena psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Additional Information: Ovaj rad izrađen je na Odsjeku za psihologiju Filozofskog fakulteta u Zagrebu, pod vodstvom dr. sc. Anite Lauri Korajlija, doc. i predan je na natječaj za dodjelu Rektorove nagrade u akademskoj godini 2014/2015.
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 12:22
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 12:22

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