Protecting Young Children Against Skin Cancer: Parental Beliefs, Roles, And Regret

ConclusionsThe findings of this study highlight the importance of anticipated regret and role‐related beliefs alongside personal, normative, and control beliefs in determining parents’ intentional sun‐protective behaviour for their children. Findings may inform the development of parent‐ and community‐based sun protection intervention programs to promote parents’ sun‐safety behaviours for their children to prevent future skin cancer incidence.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

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