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Table 4 Predictors of intentions to practice recommended behaviors. (all measures at post-test) (n = 94)

From: Developing effective communication materials on the health effects of climate change for vulnerable groups: a mixed methods study

  Behavioral intention index score
b (SE) β
Knowledge of heat-vulnerable populations (summary score) 0.28 (0.08)** 0.37
Strength of certainty about climate change 0.09 (0.07) 0.13
Belief that climate change affects health of self/household 0.52 (0.27) 0.19
Political orientation (ref: very liberal) 0.10 (0.07) 0.13
Race/ethnicity (ref: White)
 Black 0.55 (0.25)* 0.29
 Hispanic 0.77 (0.28)* 0.35
 Other 0.19 (0.29) 0.10
State of residence (ref: California)
 Texas −0.20 (0.26) −0.09
 Pennsylvania −0.03 (0.23) −0.01
 Georgia −0.22 (0.30) −0.08
 Ohio or Michigan (Midwest) −0.76 (0.32)* −0.27
  R 2 = 0.352
F (11,82) = 4.05**
Knowledge of pollen allergy triggers (summary score) 0.26 (0.08)* 0.31
Strength of certainty about climate change 0.07 (0.07) 0.10
Belief that climate change affects health of self/household 0.57 (0.27) 0.21
Political orientation (ref: very liberal) 0.11 (0.07) 0.15
Race/ethnicity (ref: White)
 Black 0.46 (0.25) 0.24
 Hispanic 0.51 (0.28) 0.23
 Other −0.09 (0.28) −0.05
State of residence (ref: California)
 Texas −0.18 (0.26) −0.08
 Pennsylvania −0.04 (0.23) −0.02
 Georgia −0.18 (0.30) −0.06
 Ohio or Michigan (Midwest) −0.81 (0.32)* −0.28
  R 2 = 0.337
F (11,82) = 3.80**
Knowledge of asthma triggers (summary score) 0.10 (0.10) 0.11
Strength of certainty about climate change 0.09 (0.08) 0.12
Belief that climate change affects health of self/household 0.60 (0.29)* 0.22
Political orientation (ref: very liberal) 0.13 (0.07) 0.17
Race/ethnicity (ref: White)
 Black 0.50 (0.27) 0.26
 Hispanic 0.44 (0.29) 0.20
 Other −0.08 (0.31) −0.04
State of residence (ref: California)
 Texas −0.31 (0.28) −0.15
 Pennsylvania −0.17 (0.24) −0.09
 Georgia −0.38 (0.32) −0.14
 Ohio or Michigan (Midwest) −0.83 (0.34) −0.29
  R 2 = 0.26
F (11,82) = 2.67**
  1. *p ≤ 0.05; **p ≤ 0.001