Investigating mothers' decisions about their child's sun-protective behaviour using the Theory of Planned Behaviour
Thomson, Courtney E., White, Katherine M., & Hamilton, Kyra (2012) Investigating mothers' decisions about their child's sun-protective behaviour using the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Journal of Health Psychology, 17(7), pp. 1001-1010.
This study tested the utility of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to predict mothers’ decisions to ensure their child engages in sun-protective behaviours. Mothers (N = 162) of children aged four or five years completed standard TPB items (attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioural control, intention) and additional variables of role construction, mothers’ own sun safe behaviour, planning and past behaviour. One week later, participants (N = 116) reported their behaviour. Results found support for the TPB constructs, role construction, past behaviour and the mediating role of planning. These findings can inform strategies to prevent skin cancer.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||children, mothers, skin cancer, sun-protective behaviour, Theory of Planned Behaviour|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 SAGE Publications|
|Deposited On:||08 Oct 2012 08:44|
|Last Modified:||07 Nov 2013 02:31|
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