The extent to which selected aspects of family health potential (strengths, motivation, and resources) predicted health work (health-related problem-solving and goal attainment behaviors) was examined in a Canadian sample of 138 female-headed single-parent families and two-parent families.
The mother and one child (age 10-14) each completed mailed self-report instruments to assess the independent variables of family cohesion, family pride, mother's non-traditional sex role orientation, general self-efficacy, internal health locus of control, network support, community support, and family income, as well as the dependent variable, health work.
With the effects of mothers'education held constant, the independent variables predicted 22 to 27% of the variance in health work in the total sample and each family type.
Family cohesion was the most consistent predictor of health work, accounting for 8 to 13% of the variance.
The findings challenge existing problem-oriented views of single-parent families by focusing on their potential to engage in health promotion behavior.
Mots-clés Pascal : Famille monoparentale, Groupe familial, Relation familiale, Motivation, Statut socioéconomique, Réseau social, Comportement, Santé, Promotion santé, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Structure groupe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : One parent family, Family group, Familial relation, Motivation, Socioeconomic status, Social network, Behavior, Health, Health promotion, Human, Canada, North America, America, Group structure
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0342022
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 12/09/1997.