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Nursing students are expected to exhibit correct behavior regarding the use of cosmetic products. This predictive correlational research aimed to study the correlation and predictive power of risk perception affecting risk perception behavior from using cosmetic products of nursing students. The sample consisted of 190 first year to third year nursing students enrolled for academic year of 2017, and recruited by a stratified and systematic sampling method. The instrument was risk perception and risk preventing behaviors from using cosmetic products questionnaire. The content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed by a panel of three experts, yielding a CVI of .80. The reliability of the questionnaire was tested using Alpha-Cronbach Coefficient, revealing value of .71. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment coefficient, and simple regression. The results were found as follows;
1) The risk perception from using cosmetic products was low, and positively associated with the risk prevention behaviors from using cosmetic products at the significance level of .01
2) The risk perception from using cosmetic products can predict risk prevention behaviors from using cosmetics products at 5.80 % with the significance level of .01.
Thus, nursing students should be encouraged for risk perception from using cosmetic products in order to achieve good behavior to prevent the risk from using cosmetic products.
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