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Title: Intentions to use hormonal male contraception: The role of message framing, attitudes and stress appraisals
Author(s): O'Connor, Daryl B
Ferguson, Eamonn
O'Connor, Rory
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Issue Date: Aug-2005
Date Deposited: 12-Sep-2012
Citation: O'Connor DB, Ferguson E & O'Connor R (2005) Intentions to use hormonal male contraception: The role of message framing, attitudes and stress appraisals. British Journal of Psychology, 96 (3), pp. 351-369.
Abstract: Two studies are reported. Study one (N = 104) explored the extent to which male hormonal contraception is perceived as risky compared to other prevention behaviours. Study two examined the effects of message framing on intentions to use hormonal male contraception and investigated whether attitude moderates message framing effects. Three hundred and four participants read either a loss frame or gain frame message and then completed questionnaires assessing their intentions to use hormonal male contraception, stress appraisals and the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) variables. Exposure to a loss frame influenced intention to use the daily male pill in men with a more postive attitude. This suggests that attitude, but not other TPB variables or stress appraisals have the capacity to moderate framing effects. Stress appraisals, in addition to TPB variables, significantly predicted variance in behavioural intentions in men and women. These findings are discussed within the context of Prospect Theory, perceived risk and prevention/detection behaviours.
DOI Link: 10.1348/000712605X49114
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