The effects of practicing registration of organ donation preference on self-efficacy and registration intention : An enactive mastery experience
Reubsaet, Astrid ; Brug, Johannes ; Vet, Emely De; Borne, Bart Van Den - \ 2003
Psychology and Health 18 (2003)5. - ISSN 0887-0446 - p. 585 - 594.
Adolescents - Intention - Organ donation - Registration - Self-efficacy
To evaluate an intervention to increase self-efficacy intentions to register organ donation preference, a Randomized Controlled Trial was conducted among 242 Dutch high-school students aged 15 to 18 years. On the basis of Social Cognitive Theory, practicing with a standard registration form (according to the Dutch system) was expected to increase the intention to register an organ donation preference through increasing self-efficacy. The participants in the experimental group practiced how to complete a registration form while the control group did not receive an intervention. Students in both groups completed a self-administered questionnaire before and after the intervention took place. The results showed that self-efficacy and intentions to register organ donation preferences at post-test were significantly higher in the intervention group.