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Reassessing the architecture of the health beliefs model in low-income diverse families

Krista Beth Highland, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Health beliefs contribute to health outcomes. These health beliefs extend to include health beliefs parents have regarding their children’s health. However, the role of parental health beliefs remains unexplored among a low-income population. This study aims to assess these beliefs and the effects they have on child health. Furthermore, this study aims to delineate potential belief differences between socioecological-level groups (e.g. population density, Latino identification, and insurance coverage). The long-term goal is to understand the relationships among various personal health beliefs and parental health beliefs, psychosocial factors, community factors, cultural factors, organizational factors, and healthcare perceptions among this at-risk population. Results from this study can further inform public policy and public health procedures.

Subject Area

Social psychology|Psychology|Individual & family studies

Recommended Citation

Highland, Krista Beth, "Reassessing the architecture of the health beliefs model in low-income diverse families" (2012). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3453848.