Unique invulnerability for unwanted pregnancy : cognitive or motivational?

Aucote, Helen M. 2001, Unique invulnerability for unwanted pregnancy : cognitive or motivational?, Ph.D. thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title Unique invulnerability for unwanted pregnancy : cognitive or motivational?
Author Aucote, Helen M.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2001
Keyword(s) Risk perception - Psychological aspects
Risk-taking (Psychology)
Pregnancy, Unwanted - Psychological aspects
Summary The cognitive and motivational explanations of Unique Invulnerability (UI) for unwanted pregnancy (whereby individuals believe that their risk is less than that of the average female) were contrasted. Eight studies were conducted. Contrary to popular belief, it was found that the two different measures of UI (indirect-comparison (ICQ) and direct-comparison (DCQ)) were not equivalent; the findings suggest that while UI tapped by ICQs is cognitive in nature, UI tapped by DCQs is motivational in nature
Language eng
Description of original xvi, 447 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 302.12
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028050

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