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"When No Means No": Can Reactance Augment the Theory of Planned Behavior?

Orbell, Sheina and Hagger, Martin (2006) '"When No Means No": Can Reactance Augment the Theory of Planned Behavior?' Health Psychology, 25 (5). pp. 586-594. ISSN 0278-6133

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Abstract

A longitudinal study examined women's clinic attendance for treatment and follow-up after having received an abnormal cervical screening result. Participants (N = 660) completed questionnaire measures of variables specified by the theory of planned behavior and J. Kuhl's (2000) measure of low volitional control - reactance - prior to receiving up to 3 subsequent appointments during the following 15 months. The theory of planned behavior was capable of predicting persistent attendance and discriminated women who kept all of their scheduled appointments from those who dropped out from treatment. Consideration of reactance enhanced prediction of behavior and discriminated between women who delayed appointment keeping and women who ceased attending. © 2006 APA, all rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: personality systems interactions theory; discriminant analysis; cervical cancer; screening; colposcopy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 16:19
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:29
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12633

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