Gender and Ethnic Differences in Health Beliefs and Behaviors

  title={Gender and Ethnic Differences in Health Beliefs and Behaviors},
  author={Will H. Courtenay and Donald R. McCreary and Joseph R. Merighi},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  pages={219 - 231}
This study explored the extent to which college men and women of various racial and ethnic groups differ in their health beliefs and behaviors. Exploratory factor analyses of survey responses from a diverse sample of 1816 undergraduate students identified 21 items in six cohesive domains: Diet; Anger and Stress; Preventive Care; Medical Compliance; Substance Use; and Beliefs about Masculinity. Analyses of variance explored group differences across these domains. Findings revealed consistent… 

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