| Published: March 23, 2021
Health locus of control and resilience among middle aged people
Studies exploring self and health belief systems are one of the keys to understanding the challenges related to the development, welfare and proper functioning of people. There exists a need for creating interventions to enhance mental, physical and emotional health status of middle-aged people, as they are more prone to have health related problems. Accordingly, this study compared resilience and health locus of control variables among 100 middle aged people, who were having some kind of health issues. The study consisted of participants in which 50 were male and 50 were female. The sample was taken from Palakkad district, Kerala. The study variables were assessed using the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale (Wallston et al., 1978) and Resilience scale (Wagnild & Young, 1993). Correlation of health locus of control subscales and resilience were conducted. The effect of gender among resilience and health locus of control variables were analyzed. From the results, relationship between resilience and internal health locus of control were statistically significant. Effect of gender was found to be making no influence on the resilience and internal health locus of control scores.
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© 2021, Mridula K.R.& George J
Received: January 11, 2021; Revision Received: March 01, 2021; Accepted: March 23, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021