Health as a value: methodological and theoretical considerations.

@article{Lau1986HealthAA,
  title={Health as a value: methodological and theoretical considerations.},
  author={Rocky Lau and K. A. Hartman and John E. Ware},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1986},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={25-43}
}
The concept of value placed on health is very important in several different theoretical approaches to the study of health behavior. In practice, however, health value is generally assumed to be universally high rather than being directly measured. If this assumption is incorrect, then theories that include health value have rarely been adequately tested. This paper presents a short 4-item Likert scale designed to measure the value placed on health. Norms from the utilization of this scale in… CONTINUE READING

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