TITLE

BODY ART: THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Schulz, Jeffrey; Karshin, Christine; Woodiel, D. Kay
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1/2, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors examined the effects of gender, age, and behavioral intentions on decisions pertaining to the body art practices of 1,061 college students. Results indicate higher rates of tattooing and body piercing than previous research had estimated. Women reported participating at significantly higher rates than did males for both tattooing (p <. 05) and body piercing (p<. 00). Results also indicate that many students consider their body art to be a thoughtful means of self-expression. In order to effectively assist college students with reducing health risks, college health professionals need to be knowledgeable and considerate of the factors influencing decision-making.
ACCESSION #
25219323

 

Related Articles

  • Are Tattoos and Body Piercings Acceptable in the Workplace? KITH, REBECCA // ASRT Scanner;Jun/Jul2009, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p56 

    The article presents two contrasting views on whether tattoos and body piercings can be accepted in the medical workplace. A radiologic technologist who is an advocate of this form of self-expression believes that an individual with a tattoo cannot be judged as unfit to handle patients. She...

  • body art smart. Pal, Shalmali // Seventeen;Jun2000, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p194 

    Offers information on various forms of body art. Consequences of undergoing body piercing; Tips on getting a tattoo; Legal issues concerning body piercing and tattoes. INSET: second time's the charm.

  • Hooked on Body Art.  // Better Homes & Gardens;Jun2002, Vol. 80 Issue 6, p276 

    Focuses on the trends in body art in the U.S. Popularity of tattooing among college students; Disadvantages in body-piercing; Health effects of tatoos.

  • Body art, deviance, and American college students. Koch, Jerome R.; Roberts, Alden E.; Armstrong, Myrna L.; Owen, Donna C. // Social Science Journal;Jan2010, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p151 

    This research examines the relationship between body art (tattoos and piercings) and deviance. With the increasing mainstream presence of visible tattoos and piercings among entertainers, athletes, and even in corporate boardrooms, we wonder the extent to which long-time enthusiasts and...

  • Why Not Tattoo? Dickinson, Amy // Time;11/22/1999, Vol. 154 Issue 21, p113 

    Offers information on the increasing popularity of piercing and tattooing among teens. State laws prohibiting studios from tattooing and piercing minors without parental consent; How parents can discourage tattooing and piercing. INSETS: Soul Mates (heart disease), by Alain L. Sanders;Let...

  • `Body art' popular, but removal can be expensive. McCulley, Russell // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);02/07/2000, Vol. 20 Issue 33, p34 

    Reports on the efforts of legislators to regulate body piercing and tattooing in Louisiana. Reasons for the popularity of body art; Health concerns over body piercing and tattoos; Advances in tattoo removal.

  • BODY ADORNMENT: A COMPARISON OF THE ATTITUDES OF BUSINESSPEOPLE AND STUDENTS IN THREE STATES. Dale, Larry R.; Bevill, Sandra; Roach, Terry; Glasgow, Susan; Bracy, Courtney // Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal;2009, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p69 

    This study explored the perceptions of 1,412 students and 581 business persons from Arkansas, Ohio and California, regarding visible tattoos and body piercings, called body adornment, in order to develop recommendations for faculty and students. Using a correlation, the dependent variables that...

  • BODY PIERCING, TATTOOING, SELF-ESTEEM, AND BODY INVESTMENT IN ADOLESCENT GIRLS. Carroll, Lynne; Anderson, Roxanne // Adolescence;Fall2002, Vol. 37 Issue 147, p627 

    Presents a study that investigated the significance of body art to adolescent girls. Background on the popularity of tattooing and body piercing; Discussion on peer acceptance and self-identity; Analysis of reasons behind self-mutilation.

  • Perspicacity, profiling, and prejudice. Susman, Jeff // Journal of Family Practice;Feb2007, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p83 

    The author reflects on the significance of body art on adolescents. He states that the population being studied is from Switzerland, and the findings may be transferable to the U.S. He suggests that mental profiling may quickly slip into prejudice, despite concerns that sexually transmitted...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics