Locus of control Theory

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Locus of control

This theory also tries to explain why we may or may not adopt a health behaviour. However this simple explanation is a reductionist as it reduces the explanation down to a person's locus of control. The word 'locus' means place, suggesting that where a person thinks their health lies will influence whether they adopt a health behaviour or not. There is internal locus of control, this is where the individuals thinks their health lies within themseves, and come to believe that they can adopt health behaviours on their own, suggesting they have control over their health, thus make informed choices about what you think will make you healthy such as eating 5 portions of veg and fruit. On the other hand, external locus of control, is believing that others beside you have control over your…


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