Support for HPV vaccination mandates for both females and males

Matthew Lee Smith, Kelly L. Wilson, Jairus C. Pulczinski, Marcia G. Ory

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Objectives: To examine college students' support for HPV vaccination mandates for school-aged youth and examine perceptions and behavioral factors associated with vaccine mandate support for both boys and girls. Methods: Data were collected from 1322 college students by an Internet-delivered questionnaire. Bivariate analyses and logistic regression were performed. Results: Relative to those who did not support HPV vaccination mandates for school-aged boys and girls, females (p = .038), non-white participants (p = .001), those who generally supported HPV vaccination mandates (p < .01), and those who had had sexual intercourse (p = .005) were significantly more likely to support HPV mandates for both sexes. Conclusions: Identifying those who support HPV vaccination mandates is important for increasing vaccine uptake and reducing HPV-related cancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-838
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Human papilloma virus
  • Mandate
  • Policy
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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