ERIC Number: EJ824804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Exploring Young People's Beliefs and Images about Sun Safety
White, K. M.; Robinson, N. G.; Young, R. McD.; Anderson, P. J.; Hyde, M. K.; Greenbank, S.; Keane, J.; Rolfe, T.; Vardon, P.; Baskerville, D.
Youth Studies Australia, v27 n4 p43-49 Dec 2008
To understand young people's low levels of sun protection behaviour, 145 young people (aged 12 to 20 years) were recruited from Queensland, to participate in a one-hour focus group where they discussed issues related to sun protection and images of tanned and non-tanned people. Responses were content analysed to identify common sun protection beliefs and perceptions. Key barriers and motivators for sun protection were identified. Despite young people's awareness of the advantages of sun protection, health promotion efforts still need to focus on not only reducing beliefs about the costs of performing sun protection but also decreasing the positive view of tanned images among youth.
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Focus Groups, Cancer, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Prevention, Health Behavior, Preadolescents, Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Barriers, Motivation, Public Opinion, Beliefs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia