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Table 3 Correlations between psychological variables (n = 398; TPB constructs are behavioural intention, emotional attitude, attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control. SCT constructs are behavioural intention (as a proxy for proximal goals), self-efficacy and outcome expectancies.)

From: Which factors explain variation in intention to disclose a diagnosis of dementia? A theory-based survey of mental health professionals

  Behavioural intention Emotional attitude Attitude Subjective norm Perceived behavioural control Self efficacy
Explore what patient already knows or suspects
Behavioural intention -      
Emotional attitude 0.183*** -     
Attitude 0.296*** 0.187*** -    
Subjective norm 0.485*** 0089* 0.328*** -   
Perceived behavioural control 0.269*** 0.248*** 0.235*** 0.126* -  
Self efficacy 0.465*** 0.257*** 0.211*** 0.388*** 0.185** -
Outcome expectancies 0.293*** 0.863*** 0.657*** 0.236*** 0.294*** 0.318***
Use of explicit terminology
Behavioural intention -      
Emotional attitude 0.368*** -     
Attitude 0.634*** 0.335*** -    
Subjective norm 0.627*** 0.217*** 0.494*** -   
Perceived behavioural control 0.157** 0.231*** 0.164** 0.117* -  
Self efficacy 0.550*** 0.342*** 0.469*** 0.472*** 0.147** -
Outcome expectancies 0.635*** 0.734*** 0.885*** 0.465*** 0.234*** 0.498***
Explore what diagnosis means to patient
Behavioural intention -      
Emotional attitude 0.294*** -     
Attitude 0.367*** 0.321*** -    
Subjective norm 0.603*** 0.284*** 0.358*** -   
Perceived behavioural control 0.583*** 0.510*** 0.356*** 0.441*** -  
Self efficacy 0.561*** 0.332*** 0.494*** 0.523*** 0.553*** -
Outcome expectancies 0.411*** 0.747*** 0.869*** 0.404*** 0.515*** 0.520***
  1. *Significant p < 0.05; **significant p < 0.01; ***significant p < 0.001