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Self-affirmation increases acceptance of information on COVID-19 vaccines and promotes vaccination intention

Auteurs: Shifeng Li, Yingchun Xia, Wei Zhao, Xiaohui Miao, Qiongying Xu

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Behavioral Medicine | Uitgave 1-2/2023

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Abstract

Previous studies have shown that self-affirmation increases acceptance of a message and motivates health behavior change. The present study investigated whether self-affirmation increases the acceptance of persuasive messages on COVID-19 vaccines and promotes vaccination intention. A total of 144 participants were randomly assigned to the self-affirmation (n = 72) or control (n = 72) groups before reading a persuasive message on COVID-19 vaccines. The results revealed that the self-affirmation group showed significantly higher acceptance of persuasive information on COVID-19 vaccines than the control group. Additionally, the self-affirmation group also showed significantly higher post-experiment vaccination intention than the control group. Mediation analysis indicated that increased acceptance of persuasive information significantly mediated the beneficial effects of self-affirmation on post-experiment vaccination intention. The present study demonstrated that self-affirmation could be an effective strategy for increasing the acceptance of persuasive messages on COVID-19 vaccines and promoting vaccination intention.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Self-affirmation increases acceptance of information on COVID-19 vaccines and promotes vaccination intention
Auteurs
Shifeng Li
Yingchun Xia
Wei Zhao
Xiaohui Miao
Qiongying Xu
Publicatiedatum
08-02-2022
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Behavioral Medicine / Uitgave 1-2/2023
Print ISSN: 0160-7715
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3521
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-022-00292-8

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