Components/constructs of EPPM Scale range Scale mean SD
Perceived susceptibility 9-45 26.01 5.90
Perceived severity 8-40 29.01 3.34
Perceived self-efficacy 16-80 62.64 12.08
Perceived response efficacy 10-50 41.32 7.21
Weighted threat 17-85 0.81 0.31
Weighted efficacy 26-130 0.65 0.37
Cues to action 0-7 4.65 2.02
P -stands for perceived
Perception of effectiveness of abstinence message to HIV/AIDS prevention Regarding the response (danger control or fear control) of respondents, 269 (67.8%), of respondents were under the category of danger control response whereas 128 (32.2%) of the respondents were under the category of fear control zone based on critical values (discriminative values), (Table 6).
Table 4: Descriptive statistics for constructs of EPPM (perceived susceptibility, severity, & self and response efficacy) by their scale range with their respective weights of the respondents in hosanna colleges, Hadiya Zone, South Ethiopia. (N= 397)
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