Volume 12, Issue 3 (10-2006)                   IJPCP 2006, 12(3): 277-281 | Back to browse issues page

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Objectives: The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of expectations, thoughts, and health locus of control on quality of life, health behaviors, and health enhancement.

Method: The subjects consisted of 360 female high school students in the city of Sari that were selected using randomized sampling method. Data were gathered using Health Locus of Control Questionnaire and Health Behavior Questionnaire. Pearson’s correlation coefficient and t-test were used to analyze data.

Results: Data showed a significant relationship between health locus of control and health protective behavior in the fields of personal hygiene (p<0.05), nutrition (p<0.05), exercise (p<0.05), sleep and rest (p<0.05), and anxiety control (p<0.05). Also, there was a significant difference between health protective behavior of students and internal and external health locus of control.

Conclusion: Thoughts and health locus of control are effective in the quality of life and health protective behaviors.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/01/27