Gender and health control beliefs among middle-aged and older adults.

  title={Gender and health control beliefs among middle-aged and older adults.},
  author={Tetyana Pudrovska},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  volume={27 2},
OBJECTIVE Internal health locus of control (HLOC) reflects individuals' beliefs that their own behavior influences their health. This study explores the gender difference in internal HLOC among middle-aged and older adults. METHOD Using data from two waves of the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS; N = 1,748), I estimate two-level random-intercept models predicting internal HLOC. RESULTS Women report higher levels of health control beliefs than men… CONTINUE READING
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