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Prediction of helmet use among iranian motorcycle drivers: An application of the health belief model and the theory of planned behavior

(2011) Prediction of helmet use among iranian motorcycle drivers: An application of the health belief model and the theory of planned behavior. Traffic Injury Prevention.

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of self-reported motorcycle helmet use in a sample of motorcycle riders in Bandar Abbas, Iran. The theory of planed behavior and the health belief model served as the conceptual framework for the study. Methods: In total, 221 male motorcycle drivers participated in this cross-sectional study. A self-administered questionnaire, including demographic characteristics and items related to both the theory of planned behavior and the health belief model constructs, was used to collect data. Results: The mean age of the subjects was 26.8 years (SD = 7.2). Multiple regression analyses revealed that perceived behavioral control significantly predicted the intention to use a motorcycle helmet (R2 = 0.47, F = 19.5, p < .001); also, perceived behavioral control and behavioral intention significantly predicted motorcycle helmet use (R2 = 0.49, F = 51.7, p < .001). Moreover, perceived barriers, self-efficacy, and cues to action significantly predicted motorcycle helmet use (R2 = 0.35, F = 19.5, p < .001). Conclusion: This study concluded that motorcycle drivers who perceived a high level of behavioral control, intention to use a motorcycle helmet, few barriers, high self-efficacy, and a high number of cues to action were the most likely to use a motorcycle helmet. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: adolescent; adult; article; association; attitude to health; behavior; cross-sectional study; health behavior; helmet; human; Iran; male; middle aged; motorcycle; psychological model; psychological theory; questionnaire; self concept; utilization review, Adolescent; Adult; Attitude to Health; Cross-Sectional Studies; Cues; Head Protective Devices; Health Behavior; Humans; Intention; Iran; Male; Middle Aged; Models, Psychological; Motorcycles; Psychological Theory; Questionnaires; Self Efficacy; Young Adult
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 400-495 Occupational Medicine, Health, and Hygiene
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5387

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