Academic journal article Journal of School Health

Concurrent Psychosocial Predictors of Sun Safety among Middle School Youth

Academic journal article Journal of School Health

Concurrent Psychosocial Predictors of Sun Safety among Middle School Youth

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July 2008 issue of Journal of School Health

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1. The age group with the lowest sun safety rates is:

a) Ages 2-6.

b) Ages 6-12.

c) Adolescents.

d) Young adults.

2. The methodology used in this study was:

a) Focus group and structured interviews.

b) Longitudinal.

c) 4x4 randomization.

d) Structural equation modeling.

3. Student data came from:

a) Self-report questionnaires.

b) Observational studies.

c) Teacher questionnaires.

d) Biometric measures of skin pigmentation.

4. The sun safety indicators retained for analysis included all of the following EXCEPT:

a) Wearing protective clothing.

b) Sunscreen use.

c) Limiting midday sun exposure.

d) Use of shade.

5. Among the statistically significant hypothesized relationships associated with sun safety, the one with the strongest influence on sun safety was:

a) Knowledge.

b) Peer norms.

c) Tanning attitudes.

d) There was no difference.

6. Multiple group comparisons conducted to assess the moderating effects of gender and Hispanic ethnicity found a significant indirect effect of perceived peer norms of sun safety mediated through tanning attitudes for:

a) Hispanics.

b) Non-Hispanics. …

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