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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2006;12(2):162-169.
Published online December 31, 2006.
The Relationship between Health Locus of Control and Health Promoting Behaviors in the Nursing Students
Park, In-Soon;Kim, Ran;
1Chosun Nursing College
2Chosun Nursing College
간호대학생의 건강통제위와 건강증진행위와의 관계
박인순, 김란
1조선간호대학
2조선간호대학
Abstract
Purpose
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between Health Locus of Control(HLOC) and Health Promoting Behaviors(HPB) in the nursing college students. Method: Data were collected by the structured questionnaires from 485 nursing students in Gwangju. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient and Simple regression. Result: The mean score for the HLOC of the nursing students was Internal: 23.858, Powerful others: 17.619, Chance: 15.076. The total mean score for HPB was 2.45(range 1-4). The highest score on the subscale was self-actualization(M=2.914), and the lowest was health responsibility(M=1.905). The score between HPB and HLOC-internal(r=.302, p=.000), HLOC-powerful others (r=.329, p=.000), HLOC-chance(r=.146, p=.001) showed a significantly positive correlation. By means of simple regression analysis, HLOC explained 14.3% of HPB. Conclusion: This study suggests that HLOC accounted for 14.3 % of HPB in the nursing college students.
Key Words: Locus of control, Health promotion, Nursing student
 


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