Knowledge and attitudes are commonly studied variables linked with an individual behaviour. Sports-related concussions are increasingly drawing attention in the school environment, making physical education (PE) teachers' knowledge of and attitudes towards concussion management a topic of interest. The purpose of this study was to examine a model pertaining to factors (i.e. knowledge, attitudes, perceived norms and personal agency) associated with the intention towards concussion management. Participants were 379 Chinese undergraduate students (aged 17–24) majored in PE. The study conducted a survey to examine participants' knowledge and attitude of concussion management. The results from structural equation modelling generated a model with a good fit index (χ2(4) = 5.413, p = 0.248; CFI = 0.994, TLI = 0.987, RMSEA = 0.031, SRMR = 0.018), which showed a moderate relationship among the constructs of the integrated behavioural model. Participants' knowledge on recognise concussion symptom (positive symptom: β = .16; p < 0.05; negative symptom: β = .13; p < 0.05) is linked by attitude towards their intention (β = .32; p < 0.04) to provide concussion management. The findings provide implications for PE teacher training programmes and establish the groundwork for future education in concussion management in China. Copyright © 2019 International Society of Sport Psychology.
|Journal||International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology|
|Early online date||Aug 2019|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - Aug 2019|
CitationYang, H., Lo, S. K., & Cheung, P. Y. (2019). Knowledge, attitude, and intentions toward concussion management among Chinese undergraduate students majored in physical education: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2019.1655777