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Table 5 Correlations of the Instrument Based on PMT and Protective Behavioral Intention

From: An instrument based on protection motivation theory to predict Chinese adolescents’ intention to engage in protective behaviors against schistosomiasis

PMT Subconstruct Short-term Behavior Intention Long-term Behavior Intention
Severity (S) 0.05* 0.05*
Vulnerability (V) 0.20** 0.21**
Intrinsic Reward (IR) −0.12** −0.15**
Extrinsic Reward (ER) −0.12** −0.14**
Response Efficacy (RE) 0.06** 0.07**
Self-Efficacy (SE) 0.40** 0.42**
Response Cost (RC) −0.12** −0.14**
  1. Note: **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05