Title

Cognitive obstacles against organ donation : the influence of negative attitudes, norms, and traditional beliefs on Chinese people's intention to donate organs after death

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

87

Last Page

93

Keywords

Attitudes, Beliefs, Intention, Norms, Organ donation

Abstract

In China, the organ supply is severely insufficient to cover all people on the waiting list for donated organs, and numerous patients die awaiting transplant. To achieve a better understanding of cadaveric organ donation in Chinese culture, this study examined 300 Chinese adults, in both Fujian Province and Macao, regarding attitudes towards organ donation, subjective norms about organ donation and traditional beliefs about the body and death, examining the influences of these factors on respondents' donation intentions. Multiple hierarchical regression results suggest that more negative attitudes, unfavourable norms and traditional beliefs lead to lower donation intentions.

DOI

10.1002/casp.1054

Print ISSN

10529284

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Wu, A. M. S., & Lu, L.-S. (2011). Cognitive obstacles against organ donation : the influence of negative attitudes, norms, and traditional beliefs on Chinese people's intention to donate organs after death. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 21(1), 87-93. doi:10.1002/casp.1054

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