Preventing the spread of H1N1 influenza infection during a pandemic: autonomy-supportive advice versus controlling instruction
|dc.contributor.author||Yang, Sophie Xin|
|dc.identifier.citation||Chan, D. and Yang, S. and Mullan, B. and Du, X. and Zhang, X. and Chatzisarantis, N. and Hagger, M. 2015. Preventing the spread of H1N1 influenza infection during a pandemic: autonomy-supportive advice versus controlling instruction. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 38 (3) : pp. 416-426.|
Wearing facemask is an effective strategy for preventing the spread of the H1N1 in enclosed public spaces. This quasi-experiment examined the effects of University professor ‘autonomy support on students’ motivation, social cognitive factors, and intention to wear facemasks in the lecture hall during a hypothetical H1N1 pandemic. University students (N = 705) completed self-report measures of motivation, social cognitive factors, and intention according to a hypothetical H1N1 pandemic scenario in which their professors asked them to wear facemasks in the lecture hall, using either an ‘autonomy-supportive’ interpersonal style or a ‘controlling’ style. The results showed that the manipulation of professors’ autonomy support exerted a positive effect on students’ perception of autonomy support, which positively predicted their self-determined motivation, social cognitive factors, and intentions to wear facemasks. In conclusion, promoting self-determined motivation using autonomy-supportive communication styles might be an effective means of fostering individuals’ adaptive beliefs and motivation of H1N1 prevention.
|dc.publisher||Springer New York LLC|
|dc.title||Preventing the spread of H1N1 influenza infection during a pandemic: autonomy-supportive advice versus controlling instruction|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of Behavioral Medicine|
|curtin.department||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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