The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate a vaccination education module and evaluate its effectiveness to improve vaccine beliefs and behaviors among college freshmen. The participants included 177 college freshmen at one Utah university. Participants were eligible for this study if admitted as a new freshman during the 2019-2020 school year. The study was a cross-sectional pre- and post-education evaluation assessing vaccine beliefs and behaviors using a Likert-type scale. After completing the vaccination education module, participants' vaccine beliefs and behavioral intentions improved. Participants reported they were more likely to be up-to-date on personal vaccines and more likely to expect other students to be up-to-date on their vaccinations. Participants were more likely to ask other students to vaccinate and were also more likely to ask their family members to be vaccinated. In conclusion this online vaccination education module effectively improved participants' vaccine beliefs and behavioral intentions.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Behunin, Gavin Robert, "Effectiveness of a Vaccination Education Module for College Freshman" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 9576.
vaccine, college, communicable disease