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An Empirical Analysis of Indoor Tanners: Implications for Audience Segmentation in Campaigns.
J Health Commun 2016; 21(5):564-74JH

Abstract

Tanning bed use before age 35 has been strongly associated with several types of skin cancer. The current study sought to advance an understanding of audience segmentation for indoor tanning among young women. Panhellenic sorority systems at two universities in the Southeastern United States participated in this study. A total of 1,481 young women took the survey; 421 (28%) had tanned indoors in the previous 12 months and were the focus of the analyses reported in this article. Results suggested two distinct tanner types: regular (n = 60) and irregular (n = 353) tanners. Regular tanners tanned more frequently (M = 36.2 vs. 8.6 times per year) and reported significantly higher positive outcome expectations (p < .001) and lower negative outcome expectations (p < .01) than irregular tanners, among other significant differences. Hierarchical logistic regression analysis revealed several significant (p < .001) predictors of regular tanning type, with tanning dependence emerging as the strongest predictor of this classification (OR = 2.25). Implications for developing anti-tanning messages directed at regular and irregular tanners are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a School of Media and Journalism , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , North Carolina , USA.a School of Media and Journalism , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , North Carolina , USA. b Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , North Carolina , USA.c The Media School , Indiana University , Bloomington , Indiana , USA.d School of Medicine , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , North Carolina , USA.d School of Medicine , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , North Carolina , USA.b Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , North Carolina , USA. d School of Medicine , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill , North Carolina , USA.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27115046

Citation

Kelley, Dannielle E., et al. "An Empirical Analysis of Indoor Tanners: Implications for Audience Segmentation in Campaigns." Journal of Health Communication, vol. 21, no. 5, 2016, pp. 564-74.
Kelley DE, Noar SM, Myrick JG, et al. An Empirical Analysis of Indoor Tanners: Implications for Audience Segmentation in Campaigns. J Health Commun. 2016;21(5):564-74.
Kelley, D. E., Noar, S. M., Myrick, J. G., Morales-Pico, B., Zeitany, A., & Thomas, N. E. (2016). An Empirical Analysis of Indoor Tanners: Implications for Audience Segmentation in Campaigns. Journal of Health Communication, 21(5), pp. 564-74. doi:10.1080/10810730.2015.1114051.
Kelley DE, et al. An Empirical Analysis of Indoor Tanners: Implications for Audience Segmentation in Campaigns. J Health Commun. 2016;21(5):564-74. PubMed PMID: 27115046.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An Empirical Analysis of Indoor Tanners: Implications for Audience Segmentation in Campaigns. AU - Kelley,Dannielle E, AU - Noar,Seth M, AU - Myrick,Jessica Gall, AU - Morales-Pico,Brenda, AU - Zeitany,Alexandra, AU - Thomas,Nancy E, Y1 - 2016/04/26/ PY - 2016/4/27/entrez PY - 2016/4/27/pubmed PY - 2017/9/29/medline SP - 564 EP - 74 JF - Journal of health communication JO - J Health Commun VL - 21 IS - 5 N2 - Tanning bed use before age 35 has been strongly associated with several types of skin cancer. The current study sought to advance an understanding of audience segmentation for indoor tanning among young women. Panhellenic sorority systems at two universities in the Southeastern United States participated in this study. A total of 1,481 young women took the survey; 421 (28%) had tanned indoors in the previous 12 months and were the focus of the analyses reported in this article. Results suggested two distinct tanner types: regular (n = 60) and irregular (n = 353) tanners. Regular tanners tanned more frequently (M = 36.2 vs. 8.6 times per year) and reported significantly higher positive outcome expectations (p < .001) and lower negative outcome expectations (p < .01) than irregular tanners, among other significant differences. Hierarchical logistic regression analysis revealed several significant (p < .001) predictors of regular tanning type, with tanning dependence emerging as the strongest predictor of this classification (OR = 2.25). Implications for developing anti-tanning messages directed at regular and irregular tanners are discussed. SN - 1087-0415 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27115046/An_Empirical_Analysis_of_Indoor_Tanners:_Implications_for_Audience_Segmentation_in_Campaigns_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10810730.2015.1114051 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -