The Role of Emotions in Predicting Sperm and Egg Donation

Shepherd, Lee, Kardzhieva, Dimana, Bussey, Lauren and Lovell, Brian (2018) The Role of Emotions in Predicting Sperm and Egg Donation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. ISSN 1559-1816 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12504

Abstract

Across two studies, we assessed the role of social-cognitive and emotional factors in promoting and deterring sperm and egg donation. Study 1 (N = 138 men) found that feeling anxiety towards discovering a fertility problem and pride positively predicted sperm donation intention and information seeking behaviour. By contrast, feeling anxiety towards the process of donation negatively predicted sperm donation intention and information seeking behaviour. Study 2 (N = 193 women) found that pride positively and the anxiety towards the process negatively predicted egg donation intentions, but not information seeking behaviour. These results suggest that it is important to consider the role of emotions in motivating and deterring people from becoming a sperm and egg donor.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sperm donation; egg donation; emotions
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 12:33
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 13:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33486

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