Predictors of Breast Self-Examination Among Mexican American Women: A Path Analytic Model

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/219031
Title:
Predictors of Breast Self-Examination Among Mexican American Women: A Path Analytic Model
Author:
González, Judith T.
Affiliation:
California State University, Fresno
Issue Date:
1990
Rights:
The MASRC Working Paper Series © The Arizona Board of Regents
Collection Information:
The goal of the Mexican American Studies & Research Center's Working Paper Series is to disseminate recent research on the Mexican American experience. The Center welcomes papers from the social sciences, public policy fields, and the humanities. Areas of particular interest include economic and political participation of Mexican Americans, health, immigration, and education. The Mexican American Studies & Research Center assumes no responsibility for statements or opinions of contributors to its Working Paper Series.
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Mexican American Studies and Research Center
Abstract:
This paper is a test of several hypothesized predictors of frequency of breast self-examination among low-income Mexican American women. Current research points to several factors as important predictors of preventive care. Among these are self-efficacy – one’s perceived capacity to perform a given action – and social support from significant others. For Mexican Americans, environmental barriers to health care are important factors. While findings are inconclusive regarding the role of language proficiency as a predictor of preventive care, the model includes this as a hypothesized predictor of frequency of breast self-examination. The findings show a strong relationship between self-efficacy and frequency of breast self-examination. Barriers to health care have a weaker direct effect upon breast self-examination. The effects of English-language proficiency are indirect and mediated by self-efficacy.
Keywords:
Self-examination, Medical; Breast -- Cancer -- Prevention
Identifiers:
0732-7749; http://hdl.handle.net/10150/219031; 793427448
Series/Report no.:
MASRC Working Paper Series; 19
Additional Links:
http://mas.arizona.edu/node/658
Sponsors:
University of Arizona Cancer Center

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePredictors of Breast Self-Examination Among Mexican American Women: A Path Analytic Modelen_US
dc.contributor.authorGonzález, Judith T.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCalifornia State University, Fresnoen_US
dc.date.issued1990-
dc.rightsThe MASRC Working Paper Series © The Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThe goal of the Mexican American Studies & Research Center's Working Paper Series is to disseminate recent research on the Mexican American experience. The Center welcomes papers from the social sciences, public policy fields, and the humanities. Areas of particular interest include economic and political participation of Mexican Americans, health, immigration, and education. The Mexican American Studies & Research Center assumes no responsibility for statements or opinions of contributors to its Working Paper Series.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Mexican American Studies and Research Centeren_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper is a test of several hypothesized predictors of frequency of breast self-examination among low-income Mexican American women. Current research points to several factors as important predictors of preventive care. Among these are self-efficacy – one’s perceived capacity to perform a given action – and social support from significant others. For Mexican Americans, environmental barriers to health care are important factors. While findings are inconclusive regarding the role of language proficiency as a predictor of preventive care, the model includes this as a hypothesized predictor of frequency of breast self-examination. The findings show a strong relationship between self-efficacy and frequency of breast self-examination. Barriers to health care have a weaker direct effect upon breast self-examination. The effects of English-language proficiency are indirect and mediated by self-efficacy.en_US
dc.subjectSelf-examination, Medicalen_US
dc.subjectBreast -- Cancer -- Preventionen_US
dc.identifier.issn0732-7749-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/219031-
dc.identifier.oclc793427448-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMASRC Working Paper Series; 19en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://mas.arizona.edu/node/658en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Arizona Cancer Centeren_US
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