Perceptions of generalized self-efficacy, social support, and health promotion lifestyles in single mothers

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276562
Title:
Perceptions of generalized self-efficacy, social support, and health promotion lifestyles in single mothers
Author:
Jacques, Margaret Mary, 1959-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Descriptive research was conducted to describe the relationship among perceptions of generalized self-efficacy, social support, and a health promoting lifestyle in single mothers. A convenience sample of 50 single mothers answered four questionnaires designed to measure selected demographic variables, generalized self-efficacy expectations, social support, and health promoting lifestyle practices. The relationship between self-efficacy and health promoting lifestyle practices in the single mothers was found to be positive and significant (r =.63, p .001). Significant positive correlations were also found between social support ("total number of contacts") and health promoting lifestyles (r =.57, p .001). No relationship was found between self-efficacy and social support. Selected demographic variables were significantly related to indices of social support. The practice of a healthy lifestyle by single mothers may be influenced by reinforcement of their self-efficacy and social support.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Single mothers -- Social aspects.; Health behavior.; Self-esteem.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Alexander, Mary

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePerceptions of generalized self-efficacy, social support, and health promotion lifestyles in single mothersen_US
dc.creatorJacques, Margaret Mary, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorJacques, Margaret Mary, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractDescriptive research was conducted to describe the relationship among perceptions of generalized self-efficacy, social support, and a health promoting lifestyle in single mothers. A convenience sample of 50 single mothers answered four questionnaires designed to measure selected demographic variables, generalized self-efficacy expectations, social support, and health promoting lifestyle practices. The relationship between self-efficacy and health promoting lifestyle practices in the single mothers was found to be positive and significant (r =.63, p .001). Significant positive correlations were also found between social support ("total number of contacts") and health promoting lifestyles (r =.57, p .001). No relationship was found between self-efficacy and social support. Selected demographic variables were significantly related to indices of social support. The practice of a healthy lifestyle by single mothers may be influenced by reinforcement of their self-efficacy and social support.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSingle mothers -- Social aspects.en_US
dc.subjectHealth behavior.en_US
dc.subjectSelf-esteem.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAlexander, Maryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332309en_US
dc.identifier.oclc19764691en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18385734en_US
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