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Iran South Med J 2016, 19(5): 877-887 Back to browse issues page
Association between Health Locus of Control and Health Promotion Behaviors among Employees’ Bushehr University of Medical Sciences in 2013-14
Roqayeh Chenary1, Azita Noroozi *2, Rahim Tahmasebi3, Malihe SaeedFiroozabadi4
1- Department of Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Medical Sciences Ilam, Ilam, Iran
2- Department of Health Education, School of Health, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran , azitanoroozi@yahoo.com
3- The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
4- The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
Abstract:   (1121 Views)

Background: Work is an important source for establishing livelihoods and social occasions; however, it can also damage on person's health. The aim of the present study was to study of association between health locus of control and health promoting behaviors among employees of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 208 employees of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences by using convenience sampling method. Data were collected by using standard questionnaires of health-promoting lifestyle and multidimensional health locus of control. Data analysis done by SPSS software version 20. Descriptive indicators and linear regression test was used.

Results: Among regression models which related to health promoting behavior and its six dimensions, only there was a significant association between total behavior, physical activity and interpersonal relationship dimensions. Between demographic factors and health locus of control only internal health locus of control explained the health promoting behavior and it explained health promoting behavior changes  within 3.2% (R2=3.2%). None of the three health locus of control explained physical activity dimensions, while internal health locus of control explained interpersonal relation dimension positively and chance locus of control explained interpersonal relation dimension negatively and explained interpersonal relation changes within 4.9% (R2=4.9%).

Conclusion: Due to the effect of internal health locus of control on health promotion behavior and interpersonal relationships, we should try to internalize locus of control by performing counseling programs to step toward improving employee health by improving behaviors related to health.

Keywords: Health locus of control, Health promotion behavior, Bushehr, employee
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2016/11/17 | Accepted: 2016/11/17 | Published: 2016/11/17
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Chenary R, Noroozi A, Tahmasebi R, SaeedFiroozabadi M. Association between Health Locus of Control and Health Promotion Behaviors among Employees’ Bushehr University of Medical Sciences in 2013-14. Iran South Med J. 2016; 19 (5) :877-887
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