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Table 1 Difference between the beliefs of high and low intenders beliefs, based on a median split of intention

From: Parental information-seeking behaviour in childhood vaccinations

Indirect measures Items Low Intenders (n = 338) M (SD) High Intenders (n = 254) M (SD) p-value
Behavioural belief strength - Finding information about the NIP increases my knowledge 4.84 (1.53) 4.97 (1.05) .35
- By searching for information about the NIP, it will be more easy for me to make a choice whether to vaccinate my child or not 3.99 (1.69) 4.49 (1.31) <.01
- By searching for information about the NIP, I will be more easy for me to talk with others about vaccination 4.25 (1.70) 4.51 (1.09) .11
Outcome evaluation - Making a choice about whether or not to vaccinate my child, I think is..Very bad – Very good 4.85 (1.57) 5.27 (1.39) <.01
- Increasing knowledge about the NIP, I think is…Very bad – Very good 4.87 (0.95) 5.13 (0.99) .02
- Talking about the NIP with others, I think is…Very bad – Very good 4.55 (1.06) 4.95 (0.97) <.001
Injunctive normative belief - My friends think I should search for information about the NIP 1.71 (0.85) 2.92 (1.13) <.001
- My family think I should search for information about the NIP 1.97 (1.12) 2.99 (1.13) <.001
- My general practitioner think I should search for information about the NIP 1.87 (1.06) 2.96 (1.12) <.001
- My nurse/doctor at the child welfare centre think I should search for information about the NIP 2.05 (1.26) 3.14 (1.25) <.001
- Other parents in my environment with young children (0–4 years) think I should search for information about the NIP. 1.90 (1.01) 3.01 (1.16) <.001
Descriptive normative belief strength - Most of my friends search for information about the NIP 2.15 (1.22) 3.16 (1.09) <.001
- Other parents in my environment with young children (0–4 years) search for information about the NIP 3.05 (1.36) 3.64 (1.04) <.001
Power of control - If I want, I know for sure that I am able to find information about the NIP 5.90 (1.16) 5.69 (1.06) .07
- If I want, I have confident that I am able to find information about the NIP 5.65 (1.23) 5.44 (1.06) .09
- If I want, I have enough skills to find information about the NIP 5.78 (1.37) 5.54 (1.15) .08.
Control belief strength - I can assess what reliable information about vaccines is 4.25 (1.50) 4.33 (1.26) .61.
- After reading all the pros and cons about vaccines, I can choose whether or not I will vaccinate my child 4.95 (1.60) 4.96 (1.35) .91
- I can find the information that I am searching for 5.35 (1.31) 5.26 (1.12) .49
  1. Note: M = Mean, SD = Standard Deviation, scale range: 1–7.