Health communication and professional preparation : Health educator credibility, message learning, and behavior change. Commentary. Authors'reply.
Health education graduate students were surveyed to assess perceptions of their professional responsibility to be role models of healthy behaviors, characteristics of a professional role model, and related socializing experiences during professional preparation.
A total of 233 randomly selected health education graduate students participated in this study nationwide.
Significant inverse associations were found between students'year in graduate school and sense of excellence as a role model, graduate program satisfaction, and professional commitment (all ps<0.05).
Students'sense of professional marketability and competence to role model were statistically significant in predicting their perception that role modeling healthy behaviors is a professional responsibility, F (2,215)=110.25, p=0.00001.
Positive associations also were found between students'desire to improve fitness behavior, nutrition, and weight and/or body fat ratio with self-ratings as role models (all ps<0.05).
Implications for the profession and preparation are provided.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Etudiant, Médecine, Autoperception, Questionnaire, Responsabilité professionnelle, Formation professionnelle, Modèle, Education santé, Niveau étude, Comportement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Human, Student, Medicine, Self perception, Questionnaire, Occupational responsibility, Occupational training, Models, Health education, Education level, Behavior
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0481090
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/03/2000.