Mothers' intentions to teach adolescent daughters about breast cancer risk reduction activities: The influence of self-efficacy, response efficacy, and personal responsibility

Doshik Yun, Kami J. Silk, Nicholas David Bowman, Lindsay Neuberger, Charles K. Atkin

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Abstract

This study examined whether self-efficacy (SE), response efficacy (RE), and personal responsibility (PR) affect mothers' intentions (N = 139) to teach their adolescent and pre-adolescent daughters about breast cancer risk reduction measures such as maintaining a healthy diet, exercising on a regular basis, and avoiding chemical exposures. Results showed that both SE and RE were related to mothers' intentions to teach their daughters how to maintain a healthy diet, engage in regular exercise behavior, and avoid chemical exposures. However, PR was not related to any behavioral intention. Implications for breast cancer message development for communication campaigns are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-145
Number of pages12
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Breast Cancer
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Response Efficacy
  • Risk Reduction
  • Self-Efficacy

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