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Men's intentions to reduce female partners' risk of HPV and cervical cancer


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

Guided largely by the extended parallel process model, three studies were conducted (two pilot studies and one main study) to determine the effects of perceived anticipated guilt and message personalization condition on men's intentions to engage in partner protective health behaviors to reduce the threat of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer to their partner's health. The behaviors of interest in this investigation were condom use and partner communication about cervical cancer screening and the HPV vaccine. Two pilot studies preceded the main study to develop a high-threat and high-efficacy threat to other message that contained anticipated guilt and message personalization manipulations. Based on the results of the pilot study, four messages were selected for use in the main study.

In the main study, 311 men completed an online self-administered questionnaire. Message manipulation checks revealed that neither the anticipated guilt nor the message personalization manipulation produced differences in men's perceptions across message conditions, though the mean scores were in the expected direction. As hypothesized, men's self-reported perceptions of anticipated guilt were positively related to intentions to engage in health protective behavior. The data support research that suggests that anticipated emotions can influence individuals' intentions. Contrary to expectations, neither message personalization condition nor its interaction with perceptions of anticipated guilt was significantly related to men's partner protective health behavior. Though the message manipulations did not function as intended, this study provides a starting point from which future research can build on to explore the effects of anticipated guilt and message personalization on men's intentions.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Communication
Classification
0459: Communication
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Condom use; Fear appeals; Guilt; HPV; Human papillomavirus; Message personalization
Title
Men's intentions to reduce female partners' risk of HPV and cervical cancer
Author
Babin, Elizabeth Ann
Number of pages
160
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0010
Source
DAI-A 70/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109243529
University/institution
Arizona State University
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3364151
ProQuest document ID
304844959
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304844959
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