Evidence that theory of planned behaviour variables mediate the effects of socio-demographic variables on homeless people's participation in service programmes

Christian, Julie and Armitage, Christopher J. and Abrams, Dominic (2007) Evidence that theory of planned behaviour variables mediate the effects of socio-demographic variables on homeless people's participation in service programmes. Journal of Health Psychology, 12 (5). pp. 805-817. ISSN 1359-1053. (Access to this publication is restricted)

PDF
Restricted to Repository staff only
Contact us about this Publication Download (995kB)
[img]
Official URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105307080615

Abstract

This article reports findings from two studies (N = 88, N = 100) using Alzen's theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to predict homeless people's uptake of service programmes. Study I was conducted with an opportunity sample whereas Study 2 employed a representative sample. Both studies provide support for the application of the TPB, and demonstrate that the effects of demographic characteristics on behaviour were mediated by TPB variables. The discussion focuses on the role of attitudinal and normative components in actual behaviour, and on the potential role of social normative processes and stigmatization in homeless people's uptake of services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: homelessness; interventions; theory of planned behaviour
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Louise Dorman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:30
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014 08:04
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2155 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year