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Journal of Korean Academy of Women's Health Nursing 1997;3(2):194-204.
A Study on the Relationship between Health Locus of Control and Health Promoting Behavior of College Women
Shin, H S
Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee Ang University, Korea.
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to identify relationship between Health Locus of Control and Health Promoting Behavior.The subjects of the study were 333 college women at D University in Seoul. The tools used for this study were Health Locus of Control developed Wallston et al(1978) (by modified Lee, 1994), Health Promoting Behavior Scale developed by Walker et al(1987) were modified by researcher. The descriptive-correlational study were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson Correlation Coefficient, Stepwise Multiple Regression using SPSS/PC+ program. The results were as follows : 1. Hypotheses 1 that higher the score of internal health locus of control, the higher the score of the level of health promoting behavior was supported(r=.4951, p<.001). Hypotheses 2 that the higher the score of chance health locus of control, the lower the score of the level of health promoting behavior was supported(r=-.3383, p<.001). 2. By means of multiple regression analysis, health locus of control provided explained 24.5% of health promoting behavior. 3. General Characteristic variables significantly related to the health promoting behavior were a major field of study, experience in learning health education.


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