Knowledge and Intention of breast-milk Storage: the Moderating role of Internal Locus of Control
Yeon Ran Hong1, Eunyoung Do2

1Yeon Ran Hong, Associate professor, Department of Nursing, Sunchon National University, Jungang-no, Jeollanam-Do,  Rep of  Korea, East Asian.

2Eunyoung Do, Associate professor, Department of Nursing, Kwangju Women’s University, Sanjung-dong, Gwangsan-Gu, Gwangju, Jeollanam-do,  Rep of Korea, East Asian.

Manuscript received on 08 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 June 2019 | PP: 153-158 | Volume-8 Issue-8S2 June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H10290688S219/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: Background/Objectives: This study was to examine the female college students’ knowledge and intent of implement related to breast-milk storage according to internal breast-milk storage locus of control Methods/Statistical analysis: This study is a research study applying a cross-sectional design using a structured questionnaire. The subjects of the study were 485 nursing school students in 2 cities in Korea. Data were collected after explaining the content of structured questionnaires and the purpose of this study. Collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and, Pearson’s correlation coefficient and regression analysis through the SPSS 23.0 version Findings: Students with high level of knowledge report significantly higher levels of Intention of Implement. Relationship became significant with the addition of interaction terms in step3. It means that there is a moderating effect of internal locus of control on relationship between knowledge and intention of implement (β = .185, p <.001). Results showed that three steps were significant (p <.001) and the explanatory power of the variables was 86.1%. Improvements/Applications: To improve the intention to implement breast milk storage, it is necessary to develop an education program to provide information about storage. Also, effective cognitive approach to increase internal locus of control is needed that can change wrong behavior and emotions.

Keywords: Breast, Milk, Breastfeeding, Storage, Locus of Control, Intention.
Scope of the Article: Information Ecology and Knowledge Management