The Theory of Planned Behavior and Helmet Use Among College Students
Methods: Participants (N=414, 69% female, 84% white) completed a survey.
Results: Principal component analysis and reliability analysis guided the creation of subscales. Group differences were detected on 9 of 10 subscales: F(18,788) = 10.721, P=.001, eta2 = .187. Few ethnicity and sex differences were detected.
Conclusions: This study supports the validity of the TPB in predicting college student helmet use and offers a new scale for future research purposes.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2011
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