Do affective attitudes predict organ donor registration? A prospective study

Shepherd, Lee and O'Carroll, Ronan (2014) Do affective attitudes predict organ donor registration? A prospective study. Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (10). pp. 1329-1333. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

This study assessed whether people's affective attitudes predicted organ donor registration at a later time. People who were not registered as an organ donor prior to completing the study (N = 150) first rated their affective attitudes towards organ donation. We then measured whether they clicked on a hyperlink to register as an organ donor. Believing that the body should be kept whole for burial (bodily integrity) was the only affective attitude to predict this organ donation behaviour. Future campaigns should target this concern in order to increase organ donor registration and the availability of donor organs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print.
Uncontrolled Keywords: beliefs, emotions, public health psychology, regression
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Nicola King
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 10:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:26
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17958

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