Exploration of an Agentic Construct that Impacts Health Behaviors in General Population


Hope is defined as the perceived capability to derive pathways to desired goals. The aims of the present study are to discuss hope as a self-regulation construct. Method: The study includes a convenience sample of 615 individuals from the community, 51.1% females. They fill a questionnaire that includes demographic information, disease behavior, health satisfaction, quality of life, and the Hope Scale. Results: Results suggest a statistically significant relation between hope and outcomes of good health. Conclusions: We can conclude that hope, especially agency thinking, can be an interesting variable to be considered in studies about subjective aspects of health.

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Pais-Ribeiro, J. (2012). Exploration of an Agentic Construct that Impacts Health Behaviors in General Population. Psychology, 3, 698-701. doi: 10.4236/psych.2012.39106.

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