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The Relation between Personality and Compensatory Health Beliefs and –Behavior Concerning Regular Physical Activity

Neufeld, M. (2015) The Relation between Personality and Compensatory Health Beliefs and –Behavior Concerning Regular Physical Activity.

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Abstract:This study investigated the relation of personality and compensatory health beliefs and behavior concerning regular physical activity. Compensatory health beliefs are beliefs that the negative consequences of an unhealthy behavior can be compensated by engaging in another volitional healthy behavior. The survey consisted of questions dealing with the personality, compensatory health beliefs, compensatory health behaviors and the level of physical activity as well as the physical fitness. A complete mediation effect of compensatory health beliefs between the constructs of compensatory health behavior and physical fitness was found. Moreover, it was found that high neuroticism was a protective factor for the negative effects of CHB on physical fitness. Further research should focus on the relation of personality traits and compensatory health beliefs and behavior to find out how these constructs relate to, and possibly influence each other with the purpose of improving health behavior.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68445
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