Sun-related attitudes and beliefs among Queensland school children: The role of gender and age

Lowe J.B., Balanda K.P., Gillespie A.M., Del Mar C.B. and Gentle A.F. (1993) Sun-related attitudes and beliefs among Queensland school children: The role of gender and age. Australian Journal of Public Health, 17 3: 202-208. doi:10.1111/j.1753-6405.1993.tb00136.x


Author Lowe J.B.
Balanda K.P.
Gillespie A.M.
Del Mar C.B.
Gentle A.F.
Title Sun-related attitudes and beliefs among Queensland school children: The role of gender and age
Journal name Australian Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-7319
Publication date 1993-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.1993.tb00136.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 202
End page 208
Total pages 7
Language eng
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract Abstract: A cross‐sectional study of the sun‐related attitudes and beliefs of 3 655 children in Grades 7 to 11 attending 55 representative Queensland schools was undertaken using a structured questionnaire administered at school. Factors derived from a series of focus groups were incorporated into the questionnaire. Knowledge about risk factors in the aetiology of skin cancer and the role of protective measures was high. Several potential barriers to the use of sun protection were identified, including the desire to be tanned, the perceived attitudes of the peer group to sun protection, and difficulties with the use of specific sun protection measures. In general, these barriers were significantly more prominent among boys and children from older grades than other students. These data will be used to design school‐based sun protection interventions which are sensitive to these age and sex differences. 1993 Public Health Association of Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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