Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/602108
Title:
Psychological Variables Associated with Health Behavior
Authors:
Gaffney, Jasmine; Rogers, Rebecca L.
Abstract:
Forty percent of deaths from heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases, and stroke are preventable. Altering compromising health behavior would significantly reduce premature death; thus, investigating variables associated with health behavior is important. We examined whether health locus of control (HLOC), hypochondriasis (Hs), and social introversion (Si) would predict perceived physical fitness (PPF) and health behavior (e.g., tobacco use). HLOC is the extent to which people believe that their health is controlled by internal or external factors. Individuals who score high on scales of Hs tend to be preoccupied with their health whereas those who score high on Si tend to be shy and submissive. Participants were 108 undergraduate students. Separate hierarchical multiple regressions were conducted with PPF and health behavior as the dependent variables. Factors of HLOC were entered at stage one of the analyses. Hs and Si were entered at stage two. HLOC did not predict PPF. However, introducing the Hs and Si variables explained 20% of the variation in PPF (p = .001). Likewise, HLOC did not predict health behavior but adding Hs and Si explained 14% of the variation in health behavior (p = .01). Higher Hs and Si were related to lower PPF and health behavior.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Issue Date:
Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/602108
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en_US
Description:
Presentation given at the 17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
Appears in Collections:
17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference: Oral Symposia I

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dc.contributor.authorGaffney, Jasmineen
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Rebecca L.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T19:28:52Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T19:28:52Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/602108en
dc.descriptionPresentation given at the 17th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conferenceen
dc.description.abstractForty percent of deaths from heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases, and stroke are preventable. Altering compromising health behavior would significantly reduce premature death; thus, investigating variables associated with health behavior is important. We examined whether health locus of control (HLOC), hypochondriasis (Hs), and social introversion (Si) would predict perceived physical fitness (PPF) and health behavior (e.g., tobacco use). HLOC is the extent to which people believe that their health is controlled by internal or external factors. Individuals who score high on scales of Hs tend to be preoccupied with their health whereas those who score high on Si tend to be shy and submissive. Participants were 108 undergraduate students. Separate hierarchical multiple regressions were conducted with PPF and health behavior as the dependent variables. Factors of HLOC were entered at stage one of the analyses. Hs and Si were entered at stage two. HLOC did not predict PPF. However, introducing the Hs and Si variables explained 20% of the variation in PPF (p = .001). Likewise, HLOC did not predict health behavior but adding Hs and Si explained 14% of the variation in health behavior (p = .01). Higher Hs and Si were related to lower PPF and health behavior.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectHealth behavioren
dc.subjectAttitude to Healthen
dc.subjectInternal-External Controlen
dc.subjectHypochondriasisen
dc.subjectIntroversion (Psychology)en
dc.subjectPhysical Fitnessen
dc.titlePsychological Variables Associated with Health Behavioren_US
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychological Sciencesen
dc.description.advisorJohnson, Michelleen
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