Consideration of Future Consequences and HPV Vaccine Uptake among Young Adults

Jarim Kim, Xiaoli Nan

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The authors investigated the effect of individual difference in consideration of future consequences (CFC) on the uptake of the HPV vaccine among a group of young adults. A cross-sectional survey of 676 college students was conducted. Findings indicated that CFC had no direct effect on HPV vaccine uptake. However, CFC had significant effects on a number of HPV-related health beliefs in that greater CFC was associated with less perceived susceptibility to HPV, greater perceived severity of HPV, less perceived logistic/financial barriers, and higher perceived vaccine efficacy. CFC exerted a significant indirect effect on vaccine uptake through perceived vaccine efficacy. Implications of the findings for health communication are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1033-1040
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Health Communication
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sept 2

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Communication
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Library and Information Sciences


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