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Multiple dimensions of health locus of control in a representative population sample: ordinal factor analysis and cross-validation of an existing three and a new four factor model

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Title
Multiple dimensions of health locus of control in a representative population sample: ordinal factor analysis and cross-validation of an existing three and a new four factor model
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BMC Medical Research Methodology, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-11-114
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Christiane Otto, Gallus Bischof, Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Christian Meyer, Ulfert Hapke, Ulrich John

Abstract

Based on the general approach of locus of control, health locus of control (HLOC) concerns control-beliefs due to illness, sickness and health. HLOC research results provide an improved understanding of health related behaviour and patients' compliance in medical care. HLOC research distinguishes between beliefs due to Internality, Externality powerful Others (POs) and Externality Chance. However, evidences for differentiating the POs dimension were found. Previous factor analyses used selected and predominantly clinical samples, while non-clinical studies are rare. The present study is the first analysis of the HLOC structure based on a large representative general population sample providing important information for non-clinical research and public health care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Germany 1 3%
Italy 1 3%
Unknown 31 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 29%
Student > Bachelor 5 15%
Student > Master 5 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Other 6 18%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 18 53%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 18%
Computer Science 1 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 4 12%

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