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Jen doufat nestačí: Vztah naděje ke zdraví a ke zdraví podporujícímu chování

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Title in English Just hoping is not enough: The relationships of hope to health and health-related behavior


Year of publication 2017
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Arts

Description The theoretical background of the study is based on currrent findings in Health psychology and Positive psychology. Our study extends them in respect to the developmental approach to the relationship between hope (cognitive theory of hope by Snyder), health, and health-related behavior. The main aim was to explore the relationships betwen hope, physical and mental health, and health-related behavior. Another aim concerned exploration of age differences in the level of variables of interest. The research samples consisted of 1,634 respondents aged 15 to 93 (M = 34.6; sd = 16.2). We used questionnaires for measuring hope, positive mental health, the health- related behavior, and health complaints. SPSS 23 was used for data analysis. The results revealed the significant interrelationships between hope, mental health, health complaints, and specific factors of health behavior. Respondents with higher level of hope take more care of their health, they report less health complains, andshow higher level of positive mental health. Significant relationship was revealed also between mental health and health behavior. From the developmental point of view, significant differences were observed in the degree of variables in specific age groups.
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