Measurement invariance of the Drivers of COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance Scale: comparison between Taiwanese and mainland Chinese-speaking populations

Yeh, Y.-C., Chen, I.-H., Ahorsu, D.K., Ko, N.-Y., Chen, K.-L., Li, P.-C., Yen, C.-F., Lin, C.-Y., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Pakpour, A.H., 2021. Measurement invariance of the Drivers of COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance Scale: comparison between Taiwanese and mainland Chinese-speaking populations. Vaccines, 9 (3): 297. ISSN 2076-393X

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Abstract

The impacts of novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) on human life continue to be serious. To control the spread of COVID-19, the production of effective vaccines is likely to be one of the best solutions. However, vaccination hesitancy may decrease individuals’ willingness to get vaccinated. The Drivers of COVID-19 Vaccination Acceptance Scale (DrVac-COVID19S) was recently developed to help healthcare professionals and researchers better understand vaccination acceptance. The present study examined whether DrVac-COVID19S is measurement invariant across different subgroups (Taiwanese vs. mainland Chinese university students; males vs. females; and health-related program majors vs. non-health-related program majors). Taiwanese (n = 761; mean age = 25.51 years; standard deviation (SD) = 6.42; 63.5% females) and mainland Chinese university students (n = 3145; mean age = 20.72 years; SD = 2.06; 50.2% females) were recruited using an online survey between 5 January and 21 February 2021. Factor structure and measurement invariance of the two DrVac-COVID19S scales (nine-item and 12-item) were tested using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The findings indicated that the DrVac-COVID19S had a four-factor structure and was measurement invariant across the subgroups. The DrVac-COVID19S’s four-factor structure was supported by the CFA results is a practical and valid instrument to quickly capture university students’ willingness to get COVID-19 vaccination. Moreover, the DrVac-COVID19S can be used to compare university students’ underlying reasons to get COVID-19 vaccination among different subgroups.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Vaccines
Creators: Yeh, Y.-C., Chen, I.-H., Ahorsu, D.K., Ko, N.-Y., Chen, K.-L., Li, P.-C., Yen, C.-F., Lin, C.-Y., Griffiths, M.D. and Pakpour, A.H.
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date: 22 March 2021
Volume: 9
Number: 3
ISSN: 2076-393X
Identifiers:
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10.3390/vaccines9030297DOI
1427437Other
Rights: © 2021 by the authors. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jeremy Silvester
Date Added: 25 Mar 2021 11:25
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:05
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42588

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