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Using the Health Belief Model to Predict Bystander Behavior Among College Students

  • Alexis A. Blavos EMAIL logo , Tavis Glassman , Jiunn-Jye Sheu , Aaron Diehr and Bethany Deakins


This investigation used the Health Belief Model (HBM) to examine perceived barriers and benefits college students hold concerning medical amnesty. Researchers employed a cross-sectional research design with 369 students completing the survey (97% response rate). A path analysis revealed that college students are more likely to seek help during an alcohol overdose when they perceive the situation as life-threatening with few barriers. Results reveal that the HBM is useful in explaining intentions to utilize medical amnesty.

Published Online: 2014-11-12
Published in Print: 2014-11-1

© 2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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