Kin34 ch 2 key terms
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Preexisting factors such as heredity, gender, beliefs, attitudes, values, and knowledge that influence health behavior.
Factors that make it possible or easier for an individual to change a health behavior.
Factors such as rewards that follow a behavior and either increase or decrease the likelihood of repeating the behavior.
An energized state that directs and sustains behavior.
Internal locus of control
Belief that the source of power or control in one’s life resides in oneself—in one’s own hard work, attributes, actions, and choices.
External locus of control
Belief that the source of power or control in one’s life resides outside oneself—in chance, fate, and the actions of others.
Belief in one’s capability to perform a task that leads to a specific outcome.
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