Development of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) Scales

  title={Development of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) Scales},
  author={K. Wallston and Barbara Strudler Wallston and Robert DeVellis},
  journal={Health Education & Behavior},
  pages={160 - 170}
  • K. Wallston, Barbara Strudler Wallston, Robert DeVellis
  • Published 1978
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health Education & Behavior
  • The development of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scales is described. Scales have been developed to tap beliefs that the source of reinforcements for health-related behaviors is primarily in ternal, a matter of chance, or under the control of powerful others. These scales are based on earlier work with a general Health Locus of Control scale, which, in turn, was developed from Rotter's social learn ing theory. Equivalent forms of the scales are presented along with initial… CONTINUE READING
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