Toward an Understanding of Family Planning Behaviors: An Initial Investigation

James J. Jaccard, Andrew R. Davidson

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Abstract

Based on a theoretical model developed by Fishbein (1972), a questionnaire was administered to 73 female college students to test the hypotheses that (1) behavioral intention (BI) to use birth control pills is a function of (a) one's attitude toward the act (A‐act) of using birth control pills and/or (b) one's normative beliefs weighted by one's motivation to comply with those perceived norms (ΣNB(Mc)); and (2) A‐act of using birth control pills is a function of (or is highly correlated with) the sum of one's beliefs about the consequences of using birth control pills times the evaluation of those beliefs (ΣBiai). In support of the hypotheses, (1) the multiple correlation between the two components of the model and BI was significant (R= 335, p < .01); and (2) the correlation between XBiui and A‐act was significant (r= .792, p < .01).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-235
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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