Locus of control at age 10 years and health outcomes and behaviors at age 30 years: The 1970 British Cohort Study

Catharine R. Gale, G David Batty, Ian J Deary

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Abstract

To examine the relationship between locus of control at age 10 years and self-reported health outcomes (overweight, obesity, psychological distress, health, and hypertension) and health behaviors (smoking and physical activity) at age 30, controlling for sex, childhood IQ, educational attainment, earnings, and socioeconomic position.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-403
Number of pages7
JournalPsychosomatic Medicine
Volume70
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • adult
  • attitude to health
  • Body Mass Index
  • child
  • cohort studies
  • exercise
  • Great Britain
  • health behavior
  • health knowledge
  • humans
  • hypertension
  • intelligence
  • internal-external control
  • longitudinal studies
  • obesity
  • overweight
  • personality development
  • psychophysiologic disorders
  • smoking
  • stress
  • psychological
  • attitudes
  • practice

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