The Influence of Appearance, Health, and Future Orientations on Tanning Behavior

Authors: Heckman, Carolyn J.; Wilson, Diane B.; Ingersoll, Karen S.

Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 33, Number 3, May 2009 , pp. 238-243(6)

Publisher: PNG Publications

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Abstract:

Objective : To compare the influence of appearance, health, and future orientations on tanning attitudes and behaviors.

Methods : The study was an online survey of 406 volunteers from a university community.

Results : Appearance and future orientations were more closely related to ultraviolet radiation exposure and protection than was health orientation.

Conclusions : Future research and interventions may benefit from closer attention to associations between specific motivational orientations and behaviors.

Keywords: appearance; skin cancer prevention; tanning

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.33.3.2

Affiliations: 1 Associate Member, Population Science, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Publication date: May 1, 2009

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