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What concept is the locus of control theory based around?

Cognitive concept

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What does the locus of control theory look at?

The extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that effect them

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What would somebody with an internal locus of control feel?

They would feel personally able to influence events

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What would somebody with an external locus of control feel?

They would feel that factors outside their control influence events

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What are the three dimensions of health locus of control?

Internality
Chance
Powerful others

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What is Internality

The extent to which an individual perceives internal control over their health

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What is chance

The belief that chance/fate can influence health or ill health - external factors

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What is meant by powerful others?

The belief in the control of health professionals in maintaining a healthy lifestyle .

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What did rotter suggest health behaviours are heavily influenced by?

An individual's perception of the extent to which hey have control over their health or lack of control

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What is a person with an internal locus of control more likely to do?

Improve their health

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What is a person with an external locus of control more likely to do?

Absolve themselves of responsibility and place it in the hands of others such as doctors dentists or other health professionals

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