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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1999;32(2): 183-190.
Factors Related to the Health Behavior of Urban Residents on the Basis of Theory of Reasoned Action.
Sunhee Lee, Heuisug Jo
Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical College, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to analyse factors related to the health promotion behavior on the basis of theory of reasoned action(TRA). METHODS: 509 residents in the city of Kyunggi-do were selected through multistage random sampling. A structured questionnaire was developed on the basis of Triandis model and collected by interviewing. RESULTS: Expectation toward act and social normative influence and age showed significant relationship to health promotion behavior. Also, facilitating factors, affective attitude, education level are indirectly related to health promotion behavior. CONCLUSIONS: The result suggest that TRA is useful in understanding the mechanism of health promotion behavior.
Key words: Health promotion behavior; Theory of Reasoned Action; TRA
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