Salud Pública de México
versão impressa ISSN 0036-3634
ARREGUIN-MORENO, Rocío Haydee et al. Psychosocial factors associated with domestic water consumption in a semidesert region. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2009, vol.51, n.4, pp. 321-326. ISSN 0036-3634.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze psychosocial factors related with domestic water consumption in Hermosillo, Sonora, a semidesert region in northwestern Mexico. An intentionally selected sample of 198 people (79 men and 119 women) from a higher education institution was used to evaluate the theories of rational action and self-efficacy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A scale with the psychosocial factors to be analyzed and Likert-type items was applied. RESULTS: The age mean was 35 years old. A positive moderate association was found between the diverse factors, particularly between intention-norm, beliefs-intention, beliefs-self-efficacy, attitude-intention, attitude-self-efficacy, and self-efficacy-intention. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the fact that the sample characteristics do not allow results to be generalized, the study shows the usefulness of the psychosocial factors that were analyzed and suggests the possibility of including them in educational programs that promote careful water use at home.
Palavras-chave : water consumption; attitudes; practices; self-efficacy; Mexico.