The Role of Perceived Uncertainty, Ego Identity, and Perceived Behavioral Control in Predicting Patient's Attitude Toward Medical Surgery
Makara Journal of Health Research, 18(3), 103-112
16 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2015 Last revised: 8 Nov 2015
Date Written: December 1, 2014
Medical surgery has sometimes become the only best choice for a patient’s well-being. Unfortunately, not all patients have the willingness to live it. Often, therapeutic failure is caused by uncooperative attitudes of the patients which originate from their negative attitudes toward the surgery. This research is aimed at finding a theoretical model to explain psychological factors forming the patient’s attitudes. This predictive correlational research was conducted on 99 patients suffering heart disease and cancer continuum who require medical surgery in DKI Jakarta, Indonesia. Research results showed that a commitment aspect of ego identity is able to indirectly predict attitude toward medical surgery through mediation of perceived uncertainty. Perceived behavioral control directly predicts the attitude in a negative direction. This research concludes that patients’ commitment towards their identity plays a significant role as they deal with medical surgery.
Keywords: attitude, belief, ego identity, medical surgery, uncertainty
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