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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Katherine M
dc.contributor.authorStarfelt, Louise C
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Ross McD
dc.contributor.authorHawkes, Anna L
dc.contributor.authorLeske, Stuart
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Kyra
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-30T01:30:27Z
dc.date.available2018-07-30T01:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1359-107X
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/bjhp.12108
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/65025
dc.description.abstractObjectives To address the scarcity of comprehensive, theory-based research in the Australian context, this study, using a theory of planned behaviour (TPB) framework, investigated the role of personal and social norms to identify the key predictors of adult Australians' sun-safe intentions and behaviour. Design The study used a prospective design with two waves of data collection, 1 week apart. Methods Participants were 816 adults (48.2% men) aged between 18 and 88 years recruited from urban, regional, and rural areas of Australia. At baseline, participants completed a questionnaire assessing the standard TPB predictors (attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioural control [PBC]), past behaviour, behavioural intention, and additional measures of group norm for the referent groups of friends and family, image norm, personal norm, personal choice/responsibility, and Australian identity. Seventy-one per cent of the participants (n = 577) reported on their sun-safe behaviour in the subsequent week. Results Via path modelling, past behaviour, attitude, group norm (friends), personal norm, and personal choice/responsibility emerged as independent predictors of intentions which, in turn, predicted sun-safe behaviour prospectively. Past behaviour, but not PBC, had direct effects on sun-safe behaviour. The model explained 61.6% and 43.9% of the variance in intention and behaviour, respectively. Conclusions This study provides support for the use of a comprehensive theoretical decision-making model to explain Australian adults' sun-safe intentions and behaviours and identifies viable targets for health-promoting messages in this high-risk context.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto17
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Health Psychology
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160899
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titlePredicting Australian adults' sun-safe behaviour: Examining the role of personal and social norms
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.rights.copyright© 2014 British Psychological Society. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Predicting Australian adults' sun-safe behaviour: Examining the role of personal and social norms, British Journal of Health Psychology, pp. 1-17, 2014, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/bjhp.12108. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
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gro.griffith.authorHamilton, Kyra
gro.griffith.authorLeske, Stuart G.


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