Hardiness, sense of coherence, and potency : their relationship to each other, and to health practices

Gosse, Verena Florence (1988) Hardiness, sense of coherence, and potency : their relationship to each other, and to health practices. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

In recent years, considerable attention has been paid to personality dimensions as modifiers of the stress-illness relationship. Included amongst those modifiers investigated have been hardiness, sense of coherence, and potency. The purpose of this study was to investigate the apparent similarity among these three constructs, and among their components. As well, the relationship between the three personality constructs and the occurrence of health protective behaviours was examined. -- Questionnaires measuring the personality constructs and health behaviours were administered to 314 subjects. The results indicated that there was a positive and substantial relationship among the three personality constructs, and among their components. The hypothesized relationship between the personality constructs and health protective behaviours was also supported.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5655
Item ID: 5655
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 48-52.
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: 1988
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Stress (Psychology); Self-protective behavior; Health behavior
Medical Subject Heading: Stress, Psychological; Personality; Health Behavior

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