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Motives for the adoption of protective health behaviours for men and women : an evaluation of the psychosocial-appraisal health model

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Robert HoRobert Ho, Graham DavidsonGraham Davidson, V Ghea-White, Vanessa GheaVanessa Ghea
The present study has been designed to: (1) evaluate the adequacy of a psychosocial-appraisal health model posited to explain the decision-making processes associated with the intention as well as the (non)practice of protective behaviours; and (2) test for sex differences in the hypothesized structural relations (both direct and indirect) between the model’s exogenous (psychosocial) and endogenous (cognitive appraisal) factors in representing the way health decisions are made. Results obtained from path analysis (N = 1269) provided overall support for the ‘fit’ of the hypothesized health model. The implications of the findings with regard to differences in male and female health status are discussed.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

10

Issue

3

Start Page

373

End Page

395

Number of Pages

23

eISSN

1461-7277

ISSN

1359-1053

Location

London

Publisher

SAGE

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of health psychology.

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