Psychological, situational and application-related determinants of the intention to self-test: a factorial survey among students
Kuecuekbalaban et al.
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In a factorial survey, 1248 vignettes were rated by 208 students. The core concepts of social-cognitive health behaviour theories, technological affinity, and different situational and application-related characteristics were investigated.
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Intention to self-test was only predicted by the medical expertise of the tested person, while at home and a doctor's office were also associated with the application purpose of the test and the presence of an emotionally-supportive person. Perceived severity and outcome-expectancy significantly predicted intention to self-test. Technologically enthusiastic people had a greater intention to use a self-test.
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