The influence of perceived control over causes and responses to health threats: a vignette study.

@article{Senior2002TheIO,
  title={The influence of perceived control over causes and responses to health threats: a vignette study.},
  author={Victoria Senior and John A. Weinman and Theresa M Marteau},
  journal={British journal of health psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={7 Pt 2},
  pages={203-11}
}
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that a disease caused by controllable, compared with uncontrollable, factors is more likely to result in negative emotions and less likelihood of disclosure to significant others. DESIGN AND METHODS A between-participants design in which students (N=108) imagined they had just been diagnosed with either HIV or hypertension and where the cause for each was described as either controllable or uncontrollable. Anticipated emotional and behavioural responses by… CONTINUE READING

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