The Development of Health-Related Moral Disengagement Scale in Undergraduate Students (77588)

Session Information: Psychology in Education
Session Chair: Chih Nuo Grace Chao

Saturday, 25 May 2024 09:55
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Health prevention is a primary healthcare goal. Laypersons, however, still develop health problems leading to avoidable chronical diseases (especially, COVID-19, Allergy, and Influenza), as well as spreading out the disease to others. One of the important causal factors is losing self-control by using fault reasonings to reduce their anxiety on the undesirable health behaviors. Thus, it involves the concept of moral disengagement. This study aimed at constructing a health-related moral disengagement scale in 828 undergraduate students. Results from EFA indicated a 10-item model with 4 dimensions, namely, distortion of consequences (4 items), dehumanization (2 items), displacement of responsibility (2 items), and moral justification (2 items). The cumulative percentage of this model was 61.92%. The model was confirmed by performing second-order confirmatory factory analysis. The score reliability was 0.84. Implications and suggestions of employing this newly constructed scale are offered.

Nonthacha Chaitawittanun, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University, Thailand
Anonglak Punpromthada, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Thailand
Duchduen E. Bhanthumnavin, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Dr.Nonthacha Chaitawittanun is a faculty member and lecturer in Community Development Major at Social Sciences for Local Development Faculty, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University, Thailand.

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