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Health promotion in young people: Identifying the predisposing factors of self-care health habits.

Authors
  • Ruiz-Palomino, Estefanía1
  • Giménez-García, Cristina1
  • Ballester-Arnal, Rafael1
  • Gil-Llario, María Dolores2
  • 1 Universitat Jaume I, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 2 Universitat de València, Spain. , (Spain)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of health psychology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2020
Volume
25
Issue
10-11
Pages
1410–1424
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1359105318758858
PMID: 29468900
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Unhealthy behaviors are strongly associated with chronic diseases, disabilities, or mortality. Identifying the predisposing factors that influence on self-care healthy habits will improve an early detection of high-risk groups. Four hundred and sixty-six Spanish young people aged 18-25 years were assessed. Global perceived health self-care was predicted by Value of health and Conscientiousness, both in females (R2 = 0.185; F = 29.661; p < 0.001) and males (R2 = 0.154; F = 17.849; p < 0.001). The results have shown gender differences in health self-care habits. Health promotion policies should include specific health consciousness-based strategies.

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