Predictors of Well Role Performance Behaviors

Deborah C. Glik, Jennie J. Kronenfeld, Kirby Jackson

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This study of preventive health behavior is based on an ROD sample of adults (n=398) from a southeastern city. Telephone interviews included questions on respondents' self-reflective and valuative understanding of their preventive health behaviors. The most important predictors of these behaviors were how respondents rated their own be- haviors in terms of salience, effort, and their own dissatisfaction with their performance. Expectations of self and others were less important. The importance of role-related attitudinal variables in models tested provide evidence that "well roles" performance may reflect emergent social norms and expectations for staying healthy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-228
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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