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ERIC Number: EJ956275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Beliefs and Intentions for Skin Protection and UV Exposure in Young Adults
Heckman, Carolyn J.; Manne, Sharon L.; Kloss, Jacqueline D.; Bass, Sarah Bauerle; Collins, Bradley; Lessin, Stuart R.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v35 n6 p699-711 Nov 2011
Objective: To evaluate Fishbein's integrative model in predicting young adults' skin protection, sun exposure, and indoor tanning intentions. Methods: Two hundred twelve participants completed an online survey. Results: Damage distress, self-efficacy, and perceived control accounted for 34% of the variance in skin protection intentions. Outcome beliefs and low self-efficacy for sun avoidance accounted for 25% of the variance in sun exposure intentions. Perceived damage, outcome evaluation, norms, and indoor tanning prototype accounted for 32% of the variance in indoor tanning intentions. Conclusions: Future research should investigate whether these variables predict exposure and protection behaviors and whether intervening can reduce young adults' skin cancer risk behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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