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| Published: March 23, 2021

Health locus of control and resilience among middle aged people

K.R. Mridula

B.Sc Psychology Student, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Ezhakkad, Palakkad, Kerala, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Jith George

Assistant Professor and Head of the Department Psychology, Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Ezhakkad, Palakkad, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.088/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.088

ABSTRACT

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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.088/20210901

10.25215/0901.088

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021