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Health Educ Monogr. 1978 Spring;6(2):107-17.

Locus of control and health: a review of the literature.

Abstract

Locus of control, an individual difference construct from social learning theory, has shown some promise in predicting and explaining specific health-related behaviors. Research is reviewed on the utility of the locus of control construct in understanding smoking reduction, birth control utilization, weight loss, information-seeking, adherence to medication regimens, and other health or sick-role behaviors. Implications for health educators are presented.

PMID:
357347
DOI:
10.1177/109019817800600102
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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