"There's a higher power, but He gave us a free will": socioeconomic status and the intersection of agency and fatalism in infertility.

Abstract

Existing literature characterizes fatalism as a passive reaction to health in the face of powerlessness and constructs agency as a more activist perspective based in self-efficacy and control. Frequently studied together, researchers extol agency as the appropriate approach to decision-making around health, while discouraging fatalistic outlooks. Despite… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.05.036

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