Objectives: To identify salient behavioral determinants related to STI testing among college students by testing a model based on the integrative model of behavioral (IMBP) prediction. Participants: 265 undergraduate students from a large university in the Southeastern US. Methods:Formative and survey research to test an IMBP-based model that explores the relationships between determinants and STI testing intention and behavior. Results: of path analyses supported a model in which attitudinal beliefs predicted intention and intention predicted behavior. Normative beliefs and behavioral control beliefs were not significant in the model; however, select individual normative and control beliefs were significantly correlated with intention and behavior. Conclusions: Attitudinal beliefs are the strongest predictor of STI testing intention and behavior. Future efforts to increase STI testing rates should identify and target salient attitudinal beliefs.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of American College Health|
|State||Published - Oct 3 2018|
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- College students
- STI testing
- health campaigns
- health promotion programs
- integrative model of behavioral prediction
- message design
- sexually transmitted infections
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health