The Relationship of Knowledge, Health Value and Health Self-efficacy with Men’s Intentions to Receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The aim of the present study was to determine whether it was possible to predict Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination intentions an Australian male sample. One hundred and twenty one males aged 18 to 26 (M = 22.3, SD = 2.06), completed an online survey assessing HPV-related knowledge, health beliefs and health self-efficacy. HPV knowledge and health self-efficacy were significant independent predictors of vaccine acceptance. A moderating effect was found between HPV knowledge and health self-efficacy. It was concluded that the results of previous research into the predictors of HPV vaccination intentions can largely be applied to an Australian male population.

publication date

  • November 2011