Tanning and beauty: Mother and teenage daughters in discussion Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Melanoma
  • Research
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Survivors

abstract

  • Tanning increases dramatically through the teenage years, but the family context of this health risk behavior is relatively unstudied. We conducted videotaped conversations between teenage girls (10th and 11th grade) and their mothers. We developed a coding system for discussion content and highlight findings including inadequate knowledge concerning the harms of tanning and positive views of outdoor tanning over indoor tanning, yet agreement that all tans are attractive. Many teens believed that indoor tanning is sometimes necessary to achieve the tanned look. These findings can usefully guide intervention development regarding the harms of all tanning, rather than indoor or outdoor tanning specifically.

publication date

  • July 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5498005

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1359105314551621

PubMed ID

  • 25318997

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1261

end page

  • 70

volume

  • 21

number

  • 7