protection motivation theory


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protection motivation theory

Abbreviation: PMT
A model to explain health-seeking or health-avoidance behavior. It suggests that a person makes health-related choices based on the perception of risks and self-efficacy or of his vulnerability to illness and capacity to take effective action to avoid harm.
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Determinants of Cancer Early Detection Behaviors:Application of Protection Motivation Theory. Health Promot Perspect 2015; 5: 138-146.
Prediction and intervention in health-related behaviour: A meta-analytic review of protection motivation theory. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30, 106-143.
According to the protection motivation theory, response efficacy has positive effects in the decrease of threats by adopting the recommended plans of action.
A protection motivation theory of fear appeals and attitude change, The Journal of Psychology, 91(5), 93- 1 14.
Table 3 Protection motivation theory and intention means for follow-up
As a theoretical framework, scholars have employed Rogers' protection motivation theory (1975, 1983) to explain risky behavior and to develop effective messages in an effort to prevent such behavior.
In line with the protection motivation theory (8), a measure of risk perception was constructed by multiplication of seriousness (scale 1-10) and vulnerability (scale 1-5).
Reducing skin cancer risk: An intervention based on protection motivation theory. Journal of Health Psychology 6, 321-328.
This research draws upon protection motivation theory and social cognitive theory to investigate the extent to which the level of perceived threat and likelihood of threat along with online self-efficacy affect online behaviors.
The findings of this study are similar to those of other research that have tested the ability of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (Ajzen, 1991), and Protection Motivation Theory (Rogers, 1983).

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