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ERIC Number: EJ883066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Predictors of Summer Sun Safety Practice Intentions among Rural High School Students
Cho, Hyunyi; Sands, Laura P.; Wilson, Kari M.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v34 n4 p412-419 Jul-Aug 2010
To investigate the association between theoretically grounded psychosocial motivators and the sun safety practice intentions of rural youth. Method: A survey was given to 219 members of FFA (Future Farmers of America) at high schools in the rural Midwest (average age = 16). Results: Perceived self-efficacy, peer norms, response efficacy, and susceptibility predicted protective clothing and sunscreen use intentions. Among boys, perceived norms among same-sex peers; but among girls, norms among both same- and opposite-sex peers, were significant. Conclusions: Self-efficacy should be an important component of sun safety education for rural youth. Gender-specific peer norms should also be addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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