Award Date

1-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Department

Nursing

First Committee Member

Susan Kowalski

Number of Pages

156

Abstract

Today's health care system has increasingly focused on health promotion and disease prevention activities. Within the United States' Air Force, emphasis has also been placed on health promoting lifestyle activities. However, the Air Force has a paucity of research regarding health promotion behavior and characteristics that influence a healthy lifestyle. The purpose of this research study was to determine the extent perceived locus of control and demographic factors, as selected factors of Nola Pender's Health Promotion Model, can predict health promotion behavior in a random sample of 217 active duty AF personnel assigned to a southwestern base. The results of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale, Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile II, and a researcher-devised Biographical Data Sheet were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression. The findings of this study suggest that there is no predictive relationship between self-reported perceived locus control, demographic characteristics, and health promotion activities of active duty Air Force personnel.

Keywords

Active; Air; Behaviors; Determinants; Duty; Force; Health; Personnel; Promotion

Controlled Subject

Nursing; Public health

File Format

pdf

File Size

3215.36 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/36zb-194q


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