DESKRIPTÍVNE NORMATÍVNE PRESVEDČENIA VO VZŤAHU K ROZLIČNÝM TYPOM RIZIKOVÉHO SPRÁVANIA U VYSOKOŠKOLÁKOV
Descriptive normative beliefs in the relation to different types of risk behaviour among university students
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Previous research findings have shown positive relationships between: (a) descriptive normative beliefs (DNB) and different types of risk behaviour (RB) and (b) the overestimation of the prevalence of peers’ RB and one’s RB. The aim of intervention programmes which provide an individualized feedback regarding DNB is to reduce RB by correcting students’ perception of the prevalence of peers’ RB. Objective: to present the preliminary statistical analysis of the data from online software application, which provide individualized feedback with the aim of the correction of DNB of university students. Methods: online questionnaire based on SLiCE study, which measures the frequency of different types of RB and DNB of a typical student. Sample: 403 university students (69.5% of females). Data analysis: frequency analysis, Pearson correlation coefficient, one-way and two-way Anova, post-hoc tests. Results: Statistical analyses have shown significant positive relationships between individual types of RB and DNP, the tendency of overestimation of typical students’ RB and accumulation of individual types of RB among university students. Conclusion: The findings are supportive of the significance of correcting students’ descriptive normative beliefs as a part of intervention programmes aimed at reduction of RB among university students.
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