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Heckman CJ , Wilson DB , Ingersoll KS
The influence of appearance, health, and future orientations on tanning behavior
Am J Health Behav. 2009 May-Jun;33(3) :238-43
PMID: 19063645 PMCID: PMC4046324 URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19063645
AbstractOBJECTIVE: 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.
NotesHeckman, Carolyn J Wilson, Diane B Ingersoll, Karen S 7K07CA108685-03/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't United States American journal of health behavior Am J Health Behav. 2009 May-Jun;33(3):238-43.