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

Bennett, P., Norman, P., Murphy, S., Moore, L. and Tudor-Smith, C. (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. (doi: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:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Moore, Professor Laurence
Authors: Bennett, P., Norman, P., Murphy, S., Moore, L., and Tudor-Smith, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
Journal Name:Health Education Research
ISSN:0268-1153
ISSN (Online):1465-3648

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