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Study TitleTans and skin protection in Australian fashion magazines, 1982-1991
Primary InvestigatorChapman, S. Marks, R. King, M.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00623
AbstractFor some years, public health organisations such as the State Cancer Councils, have been attempting to change the fashion for suntans through information campaigns about the risks of UVR exposure and through efforts to promote the desirability of wearing protective yet fashionable clothing and hats. The aim of the present study was to examine the extent to which skin types and clothing of models in fashion magazines, and the settings in which they are photographed, are consonant with the skin protection objectives of public health organisations. The study surveyed skin types, hat-wearing, type of clothing, skin exposure, and photographic setting in pictures of models in six leading Australian fashion magazines from 1982 to 1991. The name of the magazine, type of picture (advertisement, fashion shot etc), year, sex of model, and race of model were also recorded.
Production Date (documentation)1992-05-05
Bibliographic CitationChapman, S., et al. Tans and skin protection in Australian fashion magazines, 1982-1991 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
CopyrightCopyright © 2004, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
ContactSimon Chapman Department of Community Medicine University of Sydney Westmead Hospital Westmead, N.S.W. 2145
Contact AffiliationDepartment of Community Medicine, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Health;Specific diseases and medical conditions
KeywordsCancer;Clothing;Health education
Population (Universe)Photographs of models in Australian fashion magazines
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: 1991-01-01 End date - Data Collection: 1991-01-01
Time Period
Time Period - Start: 1991-01-01 Time Period - End: 1991-01-01
Methodology Content
Sampling ProcedurePurposive sample Six magazines (Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Dolly, Vogue, Woman's Day and Mode) were chosen in an attempt to provide a cross-section of high fashion, general women's and teenage magazines on sale in Australia. One copy of each magazine from either the December or January edition was selected for five midsummers during the decade (1982-3, 1984-5, 1986-7, 1988-9 and 1990-91), except for Mode which only commenced publication in 1986. All models shown alone or in groups of less than five were coded, whether they were used as mannequins for clothing or accessories, or as models incidental to the advertising of other products. Anonymous or pseudonymous models used, for example, to illustrate a feature article were also included, but photographs of identifiable persons in news or feature stories were not. Number of units in original sample: 3971
Data Kindsurvey, coded documents
Data Access Content
Deposit Information Content
DepositorSimon Chapman Department of Community Medicine University of Sydney Westmead Hospital Westmead, N.S.W. 2145
Deposit Date1992-05-05
Other Content
Mode of Data Collectioncoding of existing photographs
CommentFor some years, public health organisations such as the State Cancer Councils, have been attempting to change the fashion for suntans through information campaigns about the risks of UVR exposure and through efforts to promote the desirability of wearing protective yet fashionable clothing and hats. The aim of the present study was to examine the extent to which skin types and clothing of models in fashion magazines, and the settings in which they are photographed, are consonant with the skin protection objectives of public health organisations. The study surveyed skin types, hat-wearing, type of clothing, skin exposure, and photographic setting in pictures of models in six leading Australian fashion magazines from 1982 to 1991. The name of the magazine, type of picture (advertisement, fashion shot etc), year, sex of model, and race of model were also recorded.
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 18:08:54 UTC
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Chapman, S., et al. Tans and skin protection in Australian fashion magazines, 1982-1991 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Tans and skin protection in Australian fashion magazines, 1982-1991
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00623
LabelTans and skin protection in Australian fashion magazines, 1982-1991
Languageen
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2004-08-27
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Methodtrend study
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