Accession Number : ADA326115

Title :   Determinants of Health Promotion Behavior in Active Duty Air Force Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Grabowski, Bridgette J.

PDF Url : ADA326115

Report Date : 10 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 168

Abstract : Today's health care system has increasingly focused on health promotion and disease prevention activities. Within the United States' Air Force, emphasis has also been placed on health promoting lifestyle activities. However, the Air Force has a paucity of research regarding health promotion behavior and characteristics that influence a healthy lifestyle. The purpose of this research study was to determine the extent perceived locus of control and demographic factors, as selected factors of Nola Pender's Health Promotion Model, can predict health promotion behavior in a random sample of 217 active duty AF personnel assigned to a southwestern base. The results of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale, Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile 2, and a researcher devised Biographical Data Sheet were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression. The findings of this study suggest that there is no predictive relationship between self reported perceived locus control, demographic characteristics, and health promotion activities of active duty Air Force personnel.

Descriptors :   *DEMOGRAPHY, *PUBLIC HEALTH, *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL INFERENCE, STATISTICAL DATA, THESES, STATISTICAL SAMPLES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, LIFE SPAN(BIOLOGY), AWARENESS, NURSING, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, HABITS, ROLES(BEHAVIOR).

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE