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dc.contributor.authorRosman, Tom-
dc.contributor.authorAdler, Kathrin-
dc.contributor.authorBarbian, Luisa-
dc.contributor.authorBlume, Vanessa-
dc.contributor.authorBurczeck, Jo Benno Tom-
dc.contributor.authorCordes, Vivien-
dc.contributor.authorDerman, Dilara-
dc.contributor.authorDertli, Susanne-
dc.contributor.authorGlas, Hannah-
dc.contributor.authorHeinen, Virginia-
dc.contributor.authorKenst, Stefan-
dc.contributor.authorKhosroschahli, Marie-
dc.contributor.authorKittel, Laura-
dc.contributor.authorKraus, Corinna-
dc.contributor.authorLinden, Alica-
dc.contributor.authorMironova, Anastasia-
dc.contributor.authorOlinger, Lena-
dc.contributor.authorRastelica, Fatbardh-
dc.contributor.authorSauter, Theresia-
dc.contributor.authorSchnurr, Vera-
dc.contributor.authorSchwab, Elisabeth-
dc.contributor.authorVieyra, Yves-
dc.contributor.authorZidak, Andreas-
dc.contributor.authorZidarova, Ivana-
dc.identifier.citationRosman, T., Adler, K., Barbian, L., Blume, V., Burczeck, J. B. T., Cordes, V., Derman, D., Dertli, S., Glas, H., Heinen, V., Kenst, S., Khosroschahli, M., Kittel, L., Kraus, C., Linden, A., Mironova, A., Olinger, L., Rastelica, F., Sauter, T., … Zidarova, I. (2021). Protect ya grandma! The effects of students’ epistemic beliefs and prosocial values on COVID-19 vaccination intentions. PsychArchives.
dc.description.abstractThe present study investigates epistemic beliefs (beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowing) and prosocial values as predictors of vaccination intentions regarding COVID-19. As a first hypothesis, we posit that beliefs in justification by authority will positively relate to vaccination intentions. Second, we expect a positive relationship between prosocial values and vaccination intentions. Third, we hypothesize that beliefs in justification by authority moderate the relationship between prosocial values and vaccination intentions, so that the positive correlation between prosocial values and vaccination intentions becomes stronger with increasing beliefs in justification by authority. Hypotheses were tested in a sample of N = 314 German university students, a group with rather high mobility, who, when vaccinated, will increase the chance of attaining herd immunity. Hypotheses were tested using correlational and multiple regression analyses. Results revealed a highly significant positive relationship between justification by authority and vaccination intentions, whereas both hypotheses that included prosocial values did not yield significant results. Additional exploratory analyses revealed that the relationship between justification by authority and vaccination intentions was mediated by beliefs in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines. Furthermore, significant negative relationships were found between personal justification and vaccination intentions as well as between justification by multiple sources and vaccination intentions. These results highlight the crucial role of science and public health communication in fostering vaccination intentions regarding COVID-19.en
dc.subjectepistemic beliefsen
dc.subjectjustification by authorityen
dc.subjectvaccination intentionsen
dc.subjectprosocial valuesen
dc.titleProtect ya grandma! The effects of students’ epistemic beliefs and prosocial values on COVID-19 vaccination intentionsen
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