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Beliefs about alcohol, health locus of control, value for health and reported consumption in a representative population sample

Bennett, Paul, Norman, Paul, Murphy, Simon, Moore, Laurence Anthony Russell and Tudor-Smith, Christopher 1998. Beliefs about alcohol, health locus of control, value for health and reported consumption in a representative population sample. Health Education Research 13 (1) , pp. 25-32. 10.1093/her/13.1.25

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Abstract

The 1990 Health in Wales Survey measured beliefs about alcohol, health locus of control, value for health and weekly alcohol consumption in over 11 000 individuals. Only 4% of women and 14% of men drinking at ‘dangerous’ levels considered their consumption likely to be harmful to their health. In addition, 19% of men and 27% of women who considered their level of consumption to be harmful to their health had increased their consumption within the previous year. Health locus of control explained only between 0.5 and 1% of the variance in consumption in women and men, respectively. The implications of these findings for health promotion initiatives are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0268-1153
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 02:47
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/55265

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