Do affective attitudes predict organ donor registration? A prospective study

Lee Shepherd, Ronan O'Carroll

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This study assessed whether people's affective attitudes predicted organ donor registration at a later time. People who were not registered as an organ donor prior to completing the study (N = 150) first rated their affective attitudes towards organ donation. We then measured whether they clicked on a hyperlink to register as an organ donor. Believing that the body should be kept whole for burial (bodily integrity) was the only affective attitude to predict this organ donation behaviour. Future campaigns should target this concern in order to increase organ donor registration and the availability of donor organs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1333
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume19
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Do affective attitudes predict organ donor registration? A prospective study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this