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Being healthy or looking good? The effectiveness of health versus appearance focused arguments in two-sided messages

(2014) JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. 19(9). p.1132-1142
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Two experimental studies test the effectiveness of health versus appearance-related arguments in two-sided messages. The first study shows that two-sided messages to discourage suntanning are more effective when using appearance-focused instead of health-focused arguments. Study 2 elaborates on the underlying mechanism and extends the generalization of the results of the first study, by investigating two-sided messages to promote physical exercise. The results show that for health-motivated consumers, a health-focused message is more effective, whereas for appearance-motivated consumers, an appearance-focused message is more effective. This matching effect is mediated by argument relevance.
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PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, DECISION-MAKING, INVOLVEMENT, PERSUASION, RESPONSES, BEHAVIOR, ADOLESCENTS, INTENTIONS, EXERCISE, ADULTS, advertising, appearance, effectiveness, exercise, health, suntanning, two-sided messages

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MLA
Cornelis, Erlinde, et al. “Being Healthy or Looking Good? The Effectiveness of Health versus Appearance Focused Arguments in Two-Sided Messages.” JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 19, no. 9, 2014, pp. 1132–42, doi:10.1177/1359105313485310.
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Cornelis, E., Cauberghe, V., & De Pelsmacker, P. (2014). Being healthy or looking good? The effectiveness of health versus appearance focused arguments in two-sided messages. JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 19(9), 1132–1142. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105313485310
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Cornelis, Erlinde, Veroline Cauberghe, and Patrick De Pelsmacker. 2014. “Being Healthy or Looking Good? The Effectiveness of Health versus Appearance Focused Arguments in Two-Sided Messages.” JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 19 (9): 1132–42. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105313485310.
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Cornelis, Erlinde, Veroline Cauberghe, and Patrick De Pelsmacker. 2014. “Being Healthy or Looking Good? The Effectiveness of Health versus Appearance Focused Arguments in Two-Sided Messages.” JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 19 (9): 1132–1142. doi:10.1177/1359105313485310.
Vancouver
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Cornelis E, Cauberghe V, De Pelsmacker P. Being healthy or looking good? The effectiveness of health versus appearance focused arguments in two-sided messages. JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. 2014;19(9):1132–42.
IEEE
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E. Cornelis, V. Cauberghe, and P. De Pelsmacker, “Being healthy or looking good? The effectiveness of health versus appearance focused arguments in two-sided messages,” JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 1132–1142, 2014.
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  author       = {{Cornelis, Erlinde and Cauberghe, Veroline and De Pelsmacker, Patrick}},
  issn         = {{1359-1053}},
  journal      = {{JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY}},
  keywords     = {{PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY,DECISION-MAKING,INVOLVEMENT,PERSUASION,RESPONSES,BEHAVIOR,ADOLESCENTS,INTENTIONS,EXERCISE,ADULTS,advertising,appearance,effectiveness,exercise,health,suntanning,two-sided messages}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{9}},
  pages        = {{1132--1142}},
  title        = {{Being healthy or looking good? The effectiveness of health versus appearance focused arguments in two-sided messages}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105313485310}},
  volume       = {{19}},
  year         = {{2014}},
}

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