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dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Kyra
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Katherine M
dc.contributor.authorWihardjo, Kylie
dc.contributor.authorHyde, Melissa K
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-30T01:30:35Z
dc.date.available2018-07-30T01:30:35Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0957-4824
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/heapro/dav079
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141958
dc.description.abstractVisiting the beach is a popular activity, but the risk of drowning is real. Drownings are preventable, and swimming between the patrol flags can save lives. The aim of this study is to understand the beliefs people hold in relation to this important water safety behaviour. Participants (N= 514; females = 58%) who were residents of/visitors to coastal areas in South-East Queensland, Australia, completed a theory of planned behaviour belief-based questionnaire. The survey was designed to measure behavioural, normative and control beliefs guiding beachgoers' intentions to swim between the patrol flags. Controlling for age, gender and swimming ability, four critical beliefs (along with self-reported swimming ability) were identified as independently predicting intention. Specifically, the benefits of feeling safe and the cost of feeling limited in choice of where to swim, the social approval from partners and the inhibitor belief about better waves being outside the flags predicted intentions to swim between the flags. This study provides an understanding of the beliefs underlying Australian beachgoers' intentions to swim between the patrol flags. Attention to these targeted beliefs may assist in promoting more regular performance of this beach safety behaviour, thereby combating the increasing rates of drownings and surf rescues.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom908
dc.relation.ispartofpageto914
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Promotion International
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.titleTargets to promote swimming between the flags among Australian beachgoers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Health Promotion International following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Targets to promote swimming between the flags among Australian beachgoers, Health Promotion International, Vol 31 pp. 908-914 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dav079
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gro.griffith.authorHyde, Melissa K.
gro.griffith.authorHamilton, Kyra


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