Locus of control and health: a review of the literature.

  title={Locus of control and health: a review of the literature.},
  author={B D Wallston and Kenneth A Wallston},
  journal={Health education monographs},
  volume={6 2},
Locus of control, an individual difference construct from social learning theory, has shown some promise in predicting and explaining specific health-related behaviors. Research is reviewed on the utility of the locus of control construct in understanding smoking reduction, birth control utilization, weight loss, information-seeking, adherence to medication regimens, and other health or sick-role behaviors. Implications for health educators are presented. 

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