A1 Journal article (refereed)
Protecting children from COVID-19 : examining U.S. parents motivation and behaviour using an integrated model of self-determination theory and the theory of planned behaviour (2022)


Wan, A. W. L., Hagger, M. S., Zhang, C.-Q., Chung, J. S. K., Lee, K., Bautista, A., & Chan, D. K. C. (2022). Protecting children from COVID-19 : examining U.S. parents motivation and behaviour using an integrated model of self-determination theory and the theory of planned behaviour. Psychology and health, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2022.2111681


JYU authors or editors


Publication details

All authors or editorsWan, Alison W. L.; Hagger, Martin S.; Zhang, Chun-Qing; Chung, Joan S. K.; Lee, Kerry; Bautista, Alfredo; Chan, Derwin K. C.

Journal or seriesPsychology and health

ISSN0887-0446

eISSN1476-8321

Publication year2022

Publication date17/08/2022

VolumeEarly online

PublisherInforma UK Limited

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2022.2111681

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access


Abstract

Objectives
This longitudinal study applied the integrated model of self-determination theory (SDT) and the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to explain COVID-19 preventive behaviours among parents of young children in the United States.
Design
The study adopted a two-wave longitudinal study design. Parents (N = 681) completed self-report questionnaires related to measures of SDT and the TPB constructs and behavioural adherence at baseline and after one month. We used standardised residual change scores to test the structural relationships of the integrated model.
Results
The parameter estimates of the model (CFI > .96, TLI > .86, RMSEA = .05, SRMR = .03) fit acceptably well to the data. Psychological need support was positively and significantly linked to autonomous and controlled motivation and amotivation. Autonomous motivation was positively and significantly correlated with TPB factors, and intention. Intention was a significant and positive predictor of behavioural adherence.
Conclusion
The integrated model of SDT and the TPB appeared to be applicable to the explanation of COVID-19 prevention among the U.S. parents. Longitudinal data showed that a psychological need supportive social environment was related to favourable motivation, social cognition beliefs, intention and behavioural adherence to the preventive behaviours of parents protecting their young children from COVID-19.


KeywordsCOVID-19pandemicsparentschildren (family members)motivation (mental objects)behaviourcommitting oneselfautonomy (cognition)motivational psychologybehavioural psychologyhealth education

Free keywordsself-determination theory; theory of planned behaviour; COVID-19; pandemic; parent and children; health education; behavioural adherence


Contributing organizations


Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating2


Last updated on 2024-03-04 at 18:56