Title

Donation intentions among African American college students: Decisional balance and self-efficacy measures

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-1-2007

Abstract

Although the need for transplantation among African Americans is high, their donation rates are disproportionately low. This study describes the development and validation of culturally adapted psychosocial measures, including Transtheoretical Model constructs, Stages of Change, Decisional Balance, and Self-efficacy, related to deceased organ and tissue donation for an African American college population. Exploratory and confirmatory analyses for Decisional Balance and Self-efficacy measures demonstrated factor structures similar to previous studies of other behavioral applications, indicated excellent model fit and showed good internal and external validity. This study developed brief measures with good psychometric properties for an emerging behavior change domain in a new population. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Publication Title

Journal of Behavioral Medicine

Volume

30

Issue

6

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