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Explicit and Intrinsic Intention to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination among Heterosexuals and Sexual Minorities in Taiwan

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Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan
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Department of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung 80708, Taiwan
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School of Nursing, The State University of New York, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214-3079, USA
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School of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 33302, Taiwan
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Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical Center, Kaohsiung 83301, Taiwan
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Academic Editors: Lee Smith and Igor Grabovac
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(14), 7260; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18147260
Received: 18 June 2021 / Revised: 3 July 2021 / Accepted: 5 July 2021 / Published: 7 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health and Well-Being in Vulnerable Communities)
The present study compared the levels of explicit and intrinsic intention to receive COVID-19 vaccination among sexual minority and heterosexual individuals and examined the association of explicit and intrinsic intentions with sexual orientation. We enrolled 171 sexual minority and 876 heterosexual individuals through a Facebook advertisement. The participants’ explicit and intrinsic intentions to receive COVID-19 vaccination and their risk perception of COVID-19 were measured. We discovered that sexual minority individuals had higher levels of explicit and intrinsic intention to receive vaccination relative to heterosexual individuals. Intrinsic intention was positively associated with explicit intention after the effects of demographic characteristics and risk perception of COVID-19 were controlled for. Sexual orientation did not moderate the association between explicit and intrinsic intentions. The present study determined the relationship between sexual orientation and intention to receive COVID-19 vaccination. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; sexual orientation; intention; vaccination; risk perception COVID-19; sexual orientation; intention; vaccination; risk perception
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Lin, Y.-J.; Chang, Y.-P.; Chou, W.-J.; Yen, C.-F. Explicit and Intrinsic Intention to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination among Heterosexuals and Sexual Minorities in Taiwan. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 7260. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18147260

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Lin Y-J, Chang Y-P, Chou W-J, Yen C-F. Explicit and Intrinsic Intention to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination among Heterosexuals and Sexual Minorities in Taiwan. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(14):7260. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18147260

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Lin, Yen-Ju, Yu-Ping Chang, Wen-Jiun Chou, and Cheng-Fang Yen. 2021. "Explicit and Intrinsic Intention to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination among Heterosexuals and Sexual Minorities in Taiwan" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 14: 7260. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18147260

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