Flashcards in G543 - Locus Of Control Theory Deck (11)
What concept is the locus of control theory based around?
What does the locus of control theory look at?
The extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that effect them
What would somebody with an internal locus of control feel?
They would feel personally able to influence events
What would somebody with an external locus of control feel?
They would feel that factors outside their control influence events
What are the three dimensions of health locus of control?
What is Internality
The extent to which an individual perceives internal control over their health
What is chance
The belief that chance/fate can influence health or ill health - external factors
What is meant by powerful others?
The belief in the control of health professionals in maintaining a healthy lifestyle .
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
What is a person with an internal locus of control more likely to do?
Improve their health