Mothers’ brushing teeth habit affects children’s dental health. How mother’s toothbrushing parenting based on the theory of planned behavior can be used to predict the level of intention toperform health behavior. This study aimed to analyze the influence of attitudes, subjective normsand perceived control on mothers’ intentions and behavior towards tooth brushing in children aged6 years in Banjarbaru city. The research was observational analytic and used a cross-sectionaldesign. A total of 82 mothers were randomly selected from the first-grade students at threeelementary schools in the urban area of Banjarbaru. The average value was 5.8 for attitude, 4.8 forsubjective norm, 5 for perceived control, 7 for intention, and 20 for behavior. The first path model onthe elements of the theory of planned behavior i.e., intention obtained a p-value of 0.0001. In thesecond model, intention to behavior had a p-value of 0.0001. There is an influence of elements ofthe theory of planned behavior on intentions. Intention also influenced behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1580-1586
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Attitude
  • Behavior
  • Intention
  • Mothers’ parenting
  • Perceived control
  • Subjective norms


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