Associations between authoritative parenting and the sun exposure and sun protective behaviours of adolescents and their friends.
Lea, Stephen E.G.
Psychology and Health
Taylor & Francis
Associations between the sun exposure and sun protective behaviours of adolescents and their friends were examined along with the role played by authoritative parenting and other family and peer socialisation factors. Four hundred and two adolescents (198 males, 204 females) participated in the research. It was found that these adolescents and their friends shared similar sun exposure and sun protective behaviours and had similar parenting backgrounds. Parental authoritativeness was positively associated with the use of sun protection, even after the effects of other familial and peer variables were controlled, but not with the time spent sunbathing which was associated with friends' behaviours. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.
addresses: School of Psychology, Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Exeter EX44QG, UK. email@example.com
types: Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
This is a postprint of an article published in Psychology and Health, 2011, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 549 – 565 © 2011 copyright Taylor & Francis. Psychology and Health is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gpsh20/current
Psychology and Health, 2011, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 549 - 565
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