Physical Appearance Reasons for Tanning Scale (PARTS)

1) I tan because it makes me more attractive.
2) I tan because it makes me look better.
3) I tan because it makes me more confident in my appearance.
4) The tanner I am‚ the more attractive I feel.
5) ha‎ving a tan gives me more sex appeal.
6) I wish I had a tan like the people on TV.
7) I want to be as tan as people in magazines.
8) I try to be as tan as people in movies.
9) I would like my skin tone to be darker like people in TV and movies.
10) I try to have a tan like famous people I see in magazines.
11) I wish I was as tan as celebrities in the media.
12) I try to get a tan because my family members say it is attractive.
13) I want to be tan because my family members think it makes me look healthier.
14) I want a tan because people in my family think it makes my skin look nice.
15) A tan gives my body the appearance of ha‎ving more muscle tone.
16) A tan helps me look like I’m in good physical shape.
17) I tan because it helps me look in shape.
18) I look like I have less fat on my body when I am tan.
19) The more tan I am‚ the more physically fit I look.
20) I tan because it helps reduce the amount of acne on my face and body.
21) Tan skin helps me cover up acne-related scars.
22) I tan before a big social event because it helps reduce the appearance of acne.
23) The less tan I am‚ the more I’m worried about my acne showing.
24) When I am tan‚ I feel less concerned about the appearance of acne.
25) I don’t tan because it will age my skin quicker.
26) I’m hesitant to tan because it will wrinkle my skin.
27) I don’t tan as much as I would like because I’m worried about premature skin aging.
 
This instrument can be found online at: bodyimageresearchgroup & Cafri et al 2006
https://sites.google.com/site/bodyimageresearchgroup/measures/physical-appearance-reasons-for-tanning-scale-parts
 
1=Definitely Disagree‚ 2=Somewhat Disagree‚ 3=Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ 4=Somewhat Agree‚ 5=Definitely Agree
 
Cafri‚ G.‚ Thompson‚ J.K.‚ Roehrig‚ M.‚ van den Berg‚ P.‚ Jacobsen‚ P.B. & Stark‚ S. (2006). An Investigation of Appearance Motives for Tanning: The Development  and Evaluation of the Physical Appearance Reasons for Tanning Scale (PARTS) and Its Relation to Sunbathing and Indoor Tanning Intentions. Body Image‚ 3‚ 199-209.
Cafri‚ Guy‚ “Investigating the role of appearance-based factors in predicting sunbathing and tanning salon use” (2008). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/156
 
APPEARANCE REASONS TO TAN
General
1. ha‎ving a tan gives me more sex appeal.
2. I tan because it makes me more attractive.
3. I tan because it makes me look better.
4. I tan because it makes me more confident in my appearance.
5. I feel more confident in my appearance when I am tan.
6. I tan before a big social event because it makes me feel more attractive.
7. The tanner I am‚ the more attractive I feel.
8. I tan to avoid looking pale.
9. I tan because it adds a nice glow to my appearance.
Acne
11. When I am tan‚ I feel less concerned about the appearance of acne.
12. The less tan I am the more I’m worried about my acne showing.
13. I tan because it helps reduce the amount of acne on my face and body.
14. Tan skin helps me cover up acne-related scars.
Body shape
16. I look like I have less fat on my body when I am tan.
17. The more tan I am the more physically fit I look.
19. A tan gives my body the appearance of ha‎ving more muscle tone.
20. A tan helps me look like I’m in good physical shape.
23. I look slimmer with a tan.
24. Being tan conceals my appearance of stretch marks.
APPEARANCE REASONS NOT TO TAN
Immediate Skin Damage
25. I’m concerned about getting blemished skin as a result of tanning.
26. I’m concerned about freckling from tanning.
27. The appearance of a sunburn makes me look unattractive.
28. Getting sunspots worries me.
29. I’m concerned about my skin peeling after too much tanning.
30. I’m concerned about the appearance of rough or leathery skin from tanning.
Aging
31. I don’t tan as much as I would like because I’m worried about premature skin aging.
32. I don’t tan because it will age my skin quicker.
33. I’m hesitant to tan because it will wrinkle my skin.
SOCIOCULTURAL INFLUENCES
Media
34. I try to have a tan like famous people I see in magazines.
35. I wish I was as tan as celebrities in the media.
36. I want to be as tan as TV stars.
37. I wish I had a tan like people on TV.
38. I want to be as tan as people in magazines.
39. I try to be as tan as people in movies.
41. I would like my skin tone to be darker like people in TV and movies.
Friends
42. I like to be as tan as my friends.
43. Positive appearance comments from my friends make me want to tan more.
44. I receive negative appearance comments from my friends when I am not tan.
45. My friends say I look good when I am tan.
Family
46. I want a tan because people in my family think it makes my skin look nice.
47. I try to get a tan because my family members say it is attractive.
48. I want to be tan because my family members think it makes me look healthier.
Significant Other
49. My boyfriend/girlfriend likes the way I look when I am tan.
50. Comments about my appearance from my boyfriend/girlfriend encourage me to tan.
PERCEIVED THREAT
Perceived Susceptibility
51. If you DON’T use sun protection‚ how susceptible do you feel you are to skin cancer?
52. The possibility of skin cancer worries me.
53. Whenever I hear of a friend or relative (or public figure) getting skin cancer‚ it makes me realize that I could get it too.
54. I don’t need to worry about getting skin cancer until I am much older.
Perceived Severity
55. It would be terrible to get a malignant tumor on my skin.
56. Getting skin cancer would severely affect my life.
57. It would be terrible to have skin cancer.
TANNING INTENTIONS AND BEHAVIORS
58. Please give me your best estimate of how many times you have indoor tanned in the last 6 months
59. Please give me your best estimate of how many times you have sunbathed in the last
6 months
60. Please give me your best estimate of how many times you plan to use an indoor tanning salon in the next 6 months
61. Please give me your best estimate of how many times you plan to sunbathe in the next
6 months
SKIN CANCER RISK (SKIN TYPE)
62. If you were to lie in the sun for one hour UNPROTECTED (no sunscreen‚ no protective clothing‚ etc.) in the early summer when you had NO tan‚ your skin would: (mark the best answer)
63. What is the color of your untanned skin?