PSYCH  Vol.3 No.9 , September 2012
Exploration of an Agentic Construct that Impacts Health Behaviors in General Population
ABSTRACT
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.

Cite this paper
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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