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Health locus of control among medical students in a developing country

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dc.contributor.author Shamseddeen W.
dc.contributor.author Mahmoud H.
dc.contributor.author Otrock Z.
dc.contributor.author Soweid R.A.A.
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dc.date 2006
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dc.date.issued 2006
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dc.identifier.issn 14635240
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/17595
dc.description.abstract The Multidimensional Health Locus of Control classifies people into three groups: Internal Locus of Control, Chance Locus of Control and Powerful Other Locus of Control. The concept has been tested mostly in a developed world context. To ascertain its applicability to the Lebanese context, a questionnaire was distributed to all medical students at the American University of Beirut during the academic year 2002-3. The questionnaire included questions about demographics, certain risky behaviours, and 12 items about health locus of control. The results suggested the presence of three factors that are indicative of 'pure internals', 'pure chance' and 'externals'. While the first factor was associated with gender and self-perceived health, and the second factor was associated with two unhealthy behaviours, the third factor was not associated with any of the demographic or health outcome variables. This research supports previous studies which indicate health locus of control to be a multidimensional construct. Finally, the results are discussed on the basis of Middle Eastern culture and the results of similar research.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (145-151)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education; Publication Year: 2006; Volume: 44; no. 4; Pages: (145-151);
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dc.title Health locus of control among medical students in a developing country
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Shamseddeen, W., Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Mahmoud, H., WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, Egypt
dc.contributor.affiliation Otrock, Z., Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Soweid, R.A.A., Dept of Health Behavior and Education, Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Shamseddeen, W.; Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; email: wshamseddeen@gmail.com
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Internal Medicine;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Internal Medicine
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dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Journal of Health Promotion and Education
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. J. Health Promot. Edu.
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dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Health locus of control
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Medical students
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Risky behaviour
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dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex analysis of variance
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex cultural factor
dc.subject.otherIndex developing country
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex health behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex health belief
dc.subject.otherIndex high risk behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex medical student
dc.subject.otherIndex Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale
dc.subject.otherIndex normal human
dc.subject.otherIndex outcomes research
dc.subject.otherIndex principal component analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex questionnaire
dc.subject.otherIndex self concept
dc.subject.otherIndex sex difference
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