Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730701266299
Title: Protecting Children from Myopia: A PMT Perspective for Improving Health Marketing Communications
Authors: Lwin, M.O.
Saw, S.-M. 
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Citation: Lwin, M.O., Saw, S.-M. (2007-04). Protecting Children from Myopia: A PMT Perspective for Improving Health Marketing Communications. Journal of Health Communication 12 (3) : 251-268. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730701266299
Abstract: This research examined the predictive utility of the protection motivation theory (PMT) model for myopia prevention amongst children. An integrative model for myopia prevention behavior of parents was first developed in the context of theory and survey instruments then refined using information gathered from two focus groups. Empirical data then was collected from parents of primary school children in Singapore, a country with one of the highest rates of myopia in the world, and analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). Our findings revealed that coping appraisal variables were more significantly associated with protection motivation, relative to threat appraisal variables. In particular, perceived self-efficacy was the strongest predictor of parental intention to enforce good visual health behaviors, while perceived severity was relatively weak. Health marketing communications and public policy implications are discussed. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Source Title: Journal of Health Communication
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109554
ISSN: 10810730
DOI: 10.1080/10810730701266299
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

13
checked on Dec 12, 2018

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

12
checked on Dec 12, 2018

Page view(s)

46
checked on Dec 14, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.