Jones, F., Abraham, C., Harris, P., Schulz, J. and Chrispin, C. (2001) From knowledge to action regulation: modeling the cognitive prerequisites of sun screen use in australian and uk samples. Psychology and Health, 16 (2). pp. 191-206. ISSN 0887-0446Full text not available from this repository.
Sun protective cognition and behaviour was studied on beaches in Australia (n =113) and in the UK (n = 376). Cognition measures based on social psychological models, including the Theory of Planned Behaviour, were used to construct a model of sunscreen use. Path analysis showed that knowledge, norms, perceived threat, self-efficacy and perceived importance of short-term negative consequences of sun exposure accounted for 44% of the variance in intentions to use sunscreen. A measure of prior planning contributed as much to the prediction of behaviour as did intentions and there was support for both a moderating and a mediating influence of planning on intention. The results support theoretical proposals that post-decisional cognitions should be added to current theoretical models and have implications for intervention design.
|Keywords:||Skin cancer; sun protection; sunscreen; Theory of Planned Behaviour; planning|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Psychology (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Miss Anthea Tucker|
|Date Deposited:||20 Oct 2009 13:11|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2009 13:11|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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