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The Relationship among Dementia Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioral Intention of Residents

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2020, 16(4), pp.17-32
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2020.16.4.17
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : February 29, 2020
  • Accepted : April 6, 2020
  • Published : April 30, 2020

Yeon Ok Lim 1

1한림대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study attempted to verify the relationship among knowledge, attitude and behavioral intention of residents regarding dementia and dementia patients. The research model was proposed based on the Knowledgeattitude- behavioral Model and previous researches. Structural Equation Model (SEM) was employed on the data collected from 700 residents in Chuncheon, South Korea. The results showed that the direct effect of dementia knowledge on behavioral intention was not statistically significant. It was also found that dementia knowledge reduced a negative behavioral intention indirectly through a rather positive cognitive attitude on dementia. However, in the model with a control variable, dementia knowledge was found to increase a negative behavioral intention indirectly through a more negative affective and behavioral attitude towards dementia. The results suggested dementia education and outreach campaigns for constructing a dementiafriendly environment which incorporate differential impacts of dementia knowledge.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.