Table 3.

Correlational relationships among study variables

Perceived riskPerceived severitySelf-efficacyResponse efficacySPB
Clark level0.090.04−0.23*−0.15−0.11
Breslow depth0.130.07−0.25*−0.15−0.06
Stage0.22*0.05−0.01−0.170.06
Time since diagnosis−0.000.190.05−0.040.16
Age−0.28−0.080.110.11−0.02
Gender (0 = male, 1 = female)−0.090.130.14−0.060.05
Marital status (0 = not married; 1 = married)−0.09−0.02−0.060.120.05
Education (0 = <college; 1 = ≥college)0.370.18−0.080.050.27
Employment status (0 = not employed; 1 = employed)0.22*0.040.070.030.04
Household income (0 = <$40,000; 1 = ≥$40,000)0.23*0.10−0.120.120.11
Florida residency (0 = no; 1 = yes)0.00−0.06−0.020.08−0.15
No. of melanoma risk factors0.460.20*−0.06−0.080.25
Latitude (degrees north of the equator)−0.020.02−0.030.190.01
SPB0.24*0.110.34§0.08
  • * P ≤ 0.05.

  • P ≤ 0.01.

  • P ≤ 0.0001.

  • § P ≤ 0.001.