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Publication Detail
Are parents more willing to vaccinate their children than themselves?
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Tang MY, Shahab L, Robb KA, Gardner B
  • Publication date:
    05/2016
  • Pagination:
    781, 787
  • Journal:
    Journal of health psychology
  • Volume:
    21
  • Issue:
    5
  • Medium:
    Print-Electronic
  • Status:
    Published
  • Print ISSN:
    1359-1053
  • Language:
    eng
  • Keywords:
    Humans, Vaccination, Attitude to Health, Health Behavior, Parent-Child Relations, Choice Behavior, Adult, Middle Aged, Child, Child, Preschool, London, Female, Male, Influenza, Human, Young Adult
  • Addresses:
    University College London, UK University of Manchester, UK.
Abstract
Risk perception studies have focused on personal risks; yet many decisions are taken for others. Some studies have suggested that parents are especially sensitive to risks to their children. We compared 245 parents' willingness to vaccinate their child versus themselves in nine hypothetical scenarios relating to influenza strains. Scenarios varied according to non-vaccination risk (low, medium and high) and 'risk target' (oneself, one's child or, as a comparator, one's elderly parent). Participants were more willing to vaccinate their child (61% acceptance) than themselves (54%) or their parent (56%). Parents may be more risk-sensitive when deciding for their child than for themselves.
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