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The factor structure of six salutogenic constructs

Show simple item record Breed, Marita Cilliers, Frans Visser, Delene 2009-11-06T08:43:27Z 2009-11-06T08:43:27Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Breed, M, Celliers, F & Visser, D. 2006, 'The factor structure of six salutogenic constructs', SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 74-86. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0258-5200
dc.description Journal article en
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research was to investigate the factor structure of six salutogenic constructs, namely sense of coherence, hardiness, learned resourcefulness, potency, internal locus of control and self-efficacy. Measurement with a sample of 935 part-time students did not fit the conceptualisation of salutogenesis. A different factor structure for Whites versus Others occurred. For Whites, all six constructs more or less contributed towards the general salutogenic factor and for Others all but learned resourcefulness contributed. For Whites, salutogenesis consisted of two clear dimensions (a global positive orientation; specific behavioural skills) and for Others one dimension (an optimistic life view). Confirmatory factor analysis performed on the data for both groups, indicated a weak fit. It was recommended that salutogenesis be further explored within an overall personality theory. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Open Journals Publishing en
dc.subject Salutogenesis en
dc.title The factor structure of six salutogenic constructs en
dc.type Article en

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