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Multidimensional control beliefs, socioeconomic status, and health.
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PMID:  23026104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the role of control beliefs in the relationship between SES and health.
METHODS: Two different aspects of perceived control - contingency beliefs (locus of control) and competence beliefs (self-efficacy) - were examined in relation to subjective SES and physical health outcomes (subjective health, functional impairment, chronic health problems, and acute health symptoms) in a diverse sample of undergraduates (N=231).
RESULTS: Low self-efficacy was directly associated with poorer health outcomes and mediated the relationship between low SES and health, whereas locus of control did not.
CONCLUSIONS: Health behavior interventions targeting generalized competence beliefs may benefit individuals from low SES backgrounds.
Carolyn A Greene; Karla Klein Murdock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, West Hartford, CT, USA.
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