Skip to main content

Theoretical Insights into Organ Donation and Social Change

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

This chapter provides a comprehensive review of the most dominant theories that have been widely applied in the organ donation and social change context, as well as presents the main strengths and limitations of these theories. The review included the Social Cognitive Theory (SCT); the Prospect theory (PT); the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA); and Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). This review serves to identify the gap of the current literature. This chapter provides a solid theoretical foundation and has initiated further pathways for future researchers who are interested in the fields of organ donation, social marketing and social change literature, as well as cognitive decision-making theory. In particular, the current review also advances social marketing and health care literature evidencing how theories can inform and guide the research.

Keywords

  • Organ donation
  • Donation
  • Social change
  • Behaviour change
  • Theoretical insights

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

Chapter
USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-35415-2_8
  • Chapter length: 18 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
eBook
USD   129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-35415-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD   169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD   169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)

References

  • Ajzen, I. (1985). From intentions to actions: A theory of planned behavior. Action control (pp. 11–39). Springer.

    Google Scholar 

  • Ajzen, I. (1991). The theory of planned behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 50(2), 179–211.

    Google Scholar 

  • Ajzen, I. (2002). Perceived behavioral control, self-efficacy, locus of control, and the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32(4), 665–683.

    Google Scholar 

  • Ajzen, I. (2011). The theory of planned behaviour: Reactions and reflections. Taylor & Francis.

    Google Scholar 

  • Ajzen, I., & Manstead, A. S. (2007). Changing health-related behaviours: An approach based on the theory of planned behaviour. The scope of social psychology (pp. 55–76). Psychology Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Anantachoti, P., Gross, C. R., & Gunderson, S. (2001). Promoting organ donation among high school students: an educational intervention. Progress in Transplantation, 11(3), 201–207.

    Google Scholar 

  • Anker, A. E., Feeley, T. H., & Kim, H. (2010). Examining the attitude–behavior relationship in prosocial donation domains. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(6), 1293–1324.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bae, H.-S. (2008). Entertainment-education and recruitment of cornea donors: The role of emotion and issue involvement. Journal of Health Communication, 13(1), 20–36.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bae, H.-S., & Kang, S. (2008). The influence of viewing an entertainment–education program on cornea donation intention: A test of the theory of planned behavior. Health Communication, 23(1), 87–95.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bandura, A. (1977). Self-efficacy: Toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychological Review, 84(2), 191.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bandura, A. (1986). Social foundations of thought and action. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bandura, A. (1998). Personal and collective efficacy in human adaptation and change. Advances in Psychological Science, 1, 51–71.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bandura, A. (2001). Social cognitive theory: An agentic perspective. Annual Review of Psychology, 52(1), 1–26.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bandura, A. (2006). Toward a psychology of human agency. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1(2), 164–180.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bandura, A. (2009). Social cognitive theory of mass communication. Media effects (pp. 110–140). New York, NY: Routledge.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bandura, A. (2010). Self-efficacy. The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology (pp. 1–3).

    Google Scholar 

  • Bandura, A., & Jourden, F. J. (1991). Self-regulatory mechanisms governing the impact of social comparison on complex decision making. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60(6), 941.

    Google Scholar 

  • Brug, J., Vugt, M. V., van Den Borne, B., Brouwers, A., & Hooff, H. V. (2000). Predictors of willingness to register as an organ donor among Dutch adolescents. Psychology and Health, 15(3), 357–368.

    Google Scholar 

  • Cohen, E. L. (2007). “My loss is your gain”: Examining the role of message frame, perceived risk, and ambivalence in the decision to become an organ donor.

    Google Scholar 

  • Cohen, E. L. (2010). The role of message frame, perceived risk, and ambivalence in individuals’ decisions to become organ donors. Health Communication, 25(8), 758–769.

    Google Scholar 

  • Eastman, C., & Marzillier, J. S. (1984). Theoretical and methodological difficulties in Bandura’s self-efficacy theory. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 8(3), 213–229.

    Google Scholar 

  • Falomir-Pichastor, J. M., Berent, J. A., & Pereira, A. (2013). Social psychological factors of post-mortem organ donation: A theoretical review of determinants and promotion strategies. Health Psychology Review, 7(2), 202–247.

    Google Scholar 

  • Feeley, T. H. (2007). College students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding organ donation: An integrated review of the literature. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37(2), 243–271.

    Google Scholar 

  • Fishbein, M., & Ajzen, I. (1975). Belief, attitude, intention and behavior: An introduction to theory and research. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

    Google Scholar 

  • Fishbein, M., & Ajzen, I. (2011). Predicting and changing behavior: The reasoned action approach. New York, NY: Psychology Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Ghaffari, M., Latifi, M., Rocheleau, C., Najafizadeh, K., Rakhshanderou, S., & Ramezankhani, A. (2018). Using the theory of planned behavior framework for designing interventions related to organ donation. Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971-), 187(3), 609–613.

    Google Scholar 

  • Godin, G., Bélanger-Gravel, A., Gagné, C., & Blondeau, D. (2008). Factors predictive of signed consent for posthumous organ donation. Progress in Transplantation, 18(2), 109–117.

    Google Scholar 

  • Horton, R. L., & Horton, P. J. (1990). Knowledge regarding organ donation: Identifying and overcoming barriers to organ donation. Social Science and Medicine, 31(7), 791–800.

    Google Scholar 

  • Horton, R. L., & Horton, P. J. (1991). A model of willingness to become a potential organ donor. Social Science and Medicine, 33(9), 1037–1051.

    Google Scholar 

  • Hyde, M. K., Knowles, S. R., & White, K. M. (2013). Donating blood and organs: Using an extended theory of planned behavior perspective to identify similarities and differences in individual motivations to donate. Health Education Research, 28(6), 1092–1104.

    Google Scholar 

  • Hyde, M. K., & White, K. M. (2009a). Disclosing donation decisions: The role of organ donor prototypes in an extended theory of planned behaviour. Health Education Research, 24(6), 1080–1092.

    Google Scholar 

  • Hyde, M. K., & White, K. M. (2009b). To be a donor or not to be? Applying an extended theory of planned behavior to predict posthumous organ donation intentions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(4), 880–900.

    Google Scholar 

  • Hyde, M. K., & White, K. M. (2010). Are organ donation communication decisions reasoned or reactive? A test of the utility of an augmented theory of planned behaviour with the prototype/willingness model. British Journal of Health Psychology, 15(2), 435–452.

    Google Scholar 

  • Jeong, H., & Park, H. S. (2015). The effect of parasocial interaction on intention to register as organ donors through entertainment–education programs in Korea. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27(2), NP2040–NP2048.

    Google Scholar 

  • Kahneman, D., & Tversky, A. (2013a). Choices, values, and frames. Handbook of the fundamentals of financial decision making: Part I (pp. 269–278). Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific.

    Google Scholar 

  • Kahneman, D., & Tversky, A. (2013b). Prospect theory: An analysis of decision under risk. Handbook of the fundamentals of financial decision making: Part I (pp. 99–127). Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific.

    Google Scholar 

  • Kirsch, I. (1985). Self-efficacy and expectancy: Old wine with new labels. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49(3), 824.

    Google Scholar 

  • Kopfman, & Smith, S. W. (1996). Understanding the audiences of a health communication campaign: A discriminant analysis of potential organ donors based on intent to donate.

    Google Scholar 

  • Lefebvre, R. C. (2013). Social marketing and social change: Strategies and tools for improving health, well-being, and the environment. California: Wiley.

    Google Scholar 

  • Lewandowski, M. (2017). Prospect theory versus expected utility theory: Assumptions, predictions, intuition and modelling of risk attitudes. Central European Journal of Economic Modelling and Econometrics.

    Google Scholar 

  • Liska, A. E. (1984). A critical examination of the causal structure of the Fishbein/Ajzen attitude-behavior model. Social Psychology Quarterly, 47, 61–74.

    Google Scholar 

  • Luszczynska, A., & Schwarzer, R. (2005). Social cognitive theory. Predicting Health Behaviour, 2, 127–169.

    Google Scholar 

  • Maheswaran, D., & Meyers-Levy, J. (1990). The influence of message framing and issue involvement. Journal of Marketing Research, 27(3), 361–367.

    Google Scholar 

  • Montano, D. E., & Kasprzyk, D. (2015). Theory of reasoned action, theory of planned behavior, and the integrated behavioral model. Health behavior: Theory, research and practice (pp. 95–124).

    Google Scholar 

  • Morgan, S. E., Stephenson, M. T., Harrison, T. R., Afifi, W. A., & Long, S. D. (2008). Facts versus feelings’: How rational is the decision to become an organ donor? Journal of Health Psychology, 13(5), 644–658.

    Google Scholar 

  • Nijkamp, M. D., Hollestelle, M. L., Zeegers, M. P., van den Borne, B., & Reubsaet, A. (2008). To be (come) or not to be (come) an organ donor, that’s the question: A meta-analysis of determinant and intervention studies. Health Psychology Review, 2(1), 20–40.

    Google Scholar 

  • O’Carroll, R. E., Ferguson, E., Hayes, P. C., & Shepherd, L. (2012). Increasing organ donation via anticipated regret (INORDAR): Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 169.

    Google Scholar 

  • O’Carroll, R. E., Foster, C., McGeechan, G., Sandford, K., & Ferguson, E. (2011). The “ick” factor, anticipated regret, and willingness to become an organ donor. Health Psychology, 30(2), 236.

    Google Scholar 

  • Parisi, N., & Katz, I. (1986). Attitudes toward posthumous organ donation: A critical review and synthesis of individual and next-of-kin donation decisions. Health Psychology, 16, 183–195.

    Google Scholar 

  • Park, H. S., & Smith, S. W. (2007). Distinctiveness and influence of subjective norms, personal descriptive and injunctive norms, and societal descriptive and injunctive norms on behavioral intent: A case of two behaviors critical to organ donation. Human Communication Research, 33(2), 194–218.

    Google Scholar 

  • Park, H. S., Smith, S. W., & Yun, D. (2009). Ethnic differences in intention to enroll in a state organ donor registry and intention to talk with family about organ donation. Health Communication, 24(7), 647–659.

    Google Scholar 

  • Pauli, J., Basso, K., & Ruffatto, J. (2017). The influence of beliefs on organ donation intention. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, 11(3), 291–308.

    Google Scholar 

  • Pligt, J., & Vries, N. K. (1998). Belief importance in expectancy-value models of attitudes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28(15), 1339–1354.

    Google Scholar 

  • Quick, B. L., Anker, A. E., Feeley, T. H., & Morgan, S. E. (2016). An examination of three theoretical models to explain the organ donation attitude–registration discrepancy among mature adults. Health Communication, 31(3), 265–274.

    Google Scholar 

  • Quick, B. L., Kam, J. A., Morgan, S. E., Montero Liberona, C. A., & Smith, R. A. (2014). Prospect theory, discrete emotions, and freedom threats: An extension of psychological reactance theory. Journal of Communication, 65(1), 40–61.

    Google Scholar 

  • Quick, B. L., Morgan, S. E., LaVoie, N. R., & Bosch, D. (2013). Grey’s Anatomy viewing and organ donation attitude formation: Examining mediators bridging this relationship among African Americans, Caucasians, and Latinos. Communication Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650213475476.

    Google Scholar 

  • Radecki, C. M., & Jaccard, J. (1997). Psychological aspects of organ donation: A critical review and synthesis of individual and next-of-kin donation decisions. Health Psychology, 16(2), 183.

    Google Scholar 

  • Reinhart, A. M., Marshall, H. M., Feeley, T. H., & Tutzauer, F. (2007). The persuasive effects of message framing in organ donation: The mediating role of psychological reactance. Communication Monographs, 74(2), 229–255.

    Google Scholar 

  • Reubsaet, A., Brug, J., De Vet, E., & Van Den Borne, B. (2003). The effects of practicing registration of organ donation preference on self-efficacy and registration intention: An enactive mastery experience. Psychology and Health, 18(5), 585–594.

    Google Scholar 

  • Reubsaet, A., Brug, J., Nijkamp, M., Candel, M., Van Hooff, J., & Van den Borne, H. (2005). The impact of an organ donation registration information program for high school students in the Netherlands. Social Science and Medicine, 60(7), 1479–1486.

    Google Scholar 

  • Rocheleau, C. A. (2013). Organ donation intentions and behaviors: Application and extension of the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(1), 201–213.

    Google Scholar 

  • Rundle-Thiele, S., Kubacki, K., Leo, C., Arli, D., Carins, J., Dietrich, T., … Szablewska, N. (2013). Social marketing: Current issues and future challenges. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

    Google Scholar 

  • Schoemaker, P. J. (2013). Experiments on decisions under risk: The expected utility hypothesis. New York, NY: Springer.

    Google Scholar 

  • Siegel, J. T., Alvaro, E. M., Lac, A., Crano, W. D., & Dominick, A. (2008). Intentions of becoming a living organ donor among Hispanics: A theory-based approach exploring differences between living and nonliving organ donation. Journal of Health Communication, 13(1), 80–99.

    Google Scholar 

  • Smits, M., Van Den Borne, B., Dijker, A. J., & Ryckman, R. M. (2005). Increasing Dutch adolescents’ willingness to register their organ donation preference: The effectiveness of an education programme delivered by kidney transplantation patients. The European Journal of Public Health, 16(1), 106–110.

    Google Scholar 

  • Stone, D. N. (1994). Overconfidence in initial self-efficacy judgments: Effects on decision processes and performance. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 59(3), 452–474.

    Google Scholar 

  • Sun, H.-J. (2014). A study on the development of public campaign messages for organ donation promotion in Korea. Health Promotion International, 30(4), 903–918.

    Google Scholar 

  • Super, S. (2005). Social foundations of thought & action: A social-cognitive theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

    Google Scholar 

  • Tversky, A., & Kahneman, D. (1981). The framing of decisions and the psychology of choice. Science, 211(4481), 453–458.

    Google Scholar 

  • Van De Kuilen, G., & Wakker, P. P. (2011). The midweight method to measure attitudes toward risk and ambiguity. Management Science, 57(3), 582–598.

    Google Scholar 

  • Vancouver, J. B., & Kendall, L. N. (2006). When self-efficacy negatively relates to motivation and performance in a learning context. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(5), 1146.

    Google Scholar 

  • Vancouver, J. B., Thompson, C. M., & Williams, A. A. (2001). The changing signs in the relationships among self-efficacy, personal goals, and performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86(4), 605.

    Google Scholar 

  • Wakker, P. P. (2010). Prospect theory: For risk and ambiguity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Weber, K., Martin, M. M., & Corrigan, M. (2007). Real donors, real consent: Testing the theory of reasoned action on organ donor consent. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37(10), 2435–2450.

    Google Scholar 

  • Werner, P. (2004). Reasoned action and planned behavior. Middle range theories: Application to nursing research (pp. 125–147). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

    Google Scholar 

  • Wu, A., & Lu, L-s. (2011). Cognitive obstacles against organ donation: The influence of negative attitudes, norms, and traditional beliefs on Chinese people’s intention to donate organs after death. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 21(1), 87–93.

    Google Scholar 

  • Wu, A. M. & Tang, C. S. (2009). The negative impact of death anxiety on self-efficacy and willingness to donate organs among Chinese adults (referred).

    Google Scholar 

  • Wu, A. M., Tang, C. S., & Yogo, M. (2013). Death anxiety, altruism, self-efficacy, and organ donation intention among Japanese college students: A moderated mediation analysis. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65(2), 115–123.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Park Thaichon .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG

About this chapter

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Alsalem, A., Weaven, S., Thaichon, P. (2020). Theoretical Insights into Organ Donation and Social Change. In: Ratten, V. (eds) Entrepreneurship and Organizational Change. Contributions to Management Science. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35415-2_8

Download citation