Applying an Extended Model of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Breast Self-Examination

Mason, Tania E. & White, Katherine M. (2008) Applying an Extended Model of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Breast Self-Examination. Journal of Health Psychology, 13(7), pp. 946-955.

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Few studies have examined the predictors of breast self-examination in younger women, where it is the primary method for the early detection of breast cancer. Female college students (N = 253, aged 17 to 50 years) completed items related to breast self-examination assessing theory of planned behaviour (TPB) constructs (intentions, attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioural control), social influence variables of self-identity and group norm, and demographic characteristics. One month later, breast self-examination behaviour was assessed. Results supported this application of the TPB model and highlight the importance of group norms for strategies to increase breast self-examination in younger women.

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ID Code: 15022
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: breast self, examination, theory of planned behaviour, group norms, attitude, behaviour relations, younger women
DOI: 10.1177/1359105308095069
ISSN: 1461-7277
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 SAGE Publications
Copyright Statement: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, <Journal of Health Psychology 13(7):pp. 946-955., 2008 © <SAGE Publications Ltd by SAGE Publications Ltd at the <Journal of Health Psychology> page:
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:46

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