Health locus of control, value orientations, and health behaviors in Mormon women
AuthorCesarotti, Evelyn L.
AdvisorYoung, Katherine J.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA descriptive study was the relationships among health orientations and health behavior conducted to investigate locus of control, value in a specific subculture group of Mormon women. A convenience sample of 59 Mormon women who resided in a rural area of southeastern Arizona participated in the study. Four questionnaires were administered to the group to test health locus of control, health value,· health behaviors, and general value orientations. Findings revealed that the group had high Self Control Over Health beliefs (a measure of internal locus of control), rated health as their third highest value, and had a high level of positive health behaviors. General value orientations indicated that the group was future oriented, valued family solidarity, and was interested in self improvement and accomplishment.
Degree ProgramGraduate College