[[abstract]]The main purposes of this study were to predict and understand the nursing students’ behavioral intention of Caring for SARS patients in National Taipei College of Nursing, on the basis of the Theory of Reasoned Action and Self-efficacy of Social Learning Theory. By simple random method, the sample was selected form the nursing students being graduated in 2004. The data were collected with the total number of valid questionnaire being 364.The conclusions of this study were: 1. Most of the subjects positively showered behavioral intention of Caring SARS Patients. 2. The attitude, subject norms, and self-efficacy could effectively predict the subjects’ intention of Caring SARS patients, and the explanation power of these variables toward the behavioral intention was 57.7%. 3. There were significantly positive correlation between attitude and the product of beliefs of outcome weighted by evaluation of outcome (Bi*Ei), and between subject norms and the product of normative beliefs weighted by motivation. 4. There were significant differences among behavioral beliefs, outcome evaluation, normative beliefs, motivation to comply, and self-efficacy for intenders and non-intenders of caring for SARS patients. As a whole, the results supported the framework of this study.
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