Understanding Factors Affecting Malaysians’ Intention to Vaccinate Against COVID-19

Tan Mei Ying, Salmi Mohd Isa


This study aims to understand the factors influencing Malaysian’s intention to vaccinate against COVID-19 by utilizing Theory of Planned Behaviour and Extended Theory of Planned Behaviour framework. Quantitative research in the form of questionnaires was employed for this study. Through an online questionnaire survey, a total of 432 responses were obtained. The data was studied with the aid of the statistical tool, SmartPLS. Four of the five characteristics investigated in this study had a substantial impact on Malaysians' willingness to vaccinate against COVID-19. Attitude, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioural Control, and Anticipated Regret are the factors. The link between Attitude and Behavioural Intention is not moderated by knowledge. Behavioural Intention is not significantly influenced by knowledge. Theoretical frameworks that uncover elements that influence pandemic influenza vaccination decisions are beneficial. The findings of the study provide a valuable framework for future efforts aimed at increasing pandemic flu vaccination uptake. The research's significance is examined in order to maximise any future pandemic influenza vaccination uptake through theoretically driven applications. This study poses new elements, Knowledge and Anticipated Regret into Theory of Planned Behaviour to establish Extended Theory of Planned Behaviour that examines the factors that influence Malaysians in undertaking COVID-19 Vaccination.

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