The Mediating Role of Adherence on the Relationship Between Health Locus of Control and Quality of Life in Adults with Asthma

Global J. Bus. Soc. Sci. Review 5 (4) 12 – 18 (2017)

7 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2018

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Anindita Chairina

University of Indonesia (UI)

Sali Rahadi Asih

University of Indonesia (UI) - Psychology

Date Written: December 11, 2017

Abstract

Objective – It was previously assumed that the relationship between HLOC and quality of life may be mediated by adherence. HLOC plays a role in determining a person’s behavior, including adherence to medical regimens.

Methodology/Technique – HLOC was measured by the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale, adherence was measured by the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8), and quality of life was measured by the Quality of Life Scale.

Findings – The results indicate that Internal HLOC (β = 0,497, p<0.005) and Powerful Others HLOC (β = 0,264, p<0.005) significantly predict quality of life, respectively. However, adherence does not mediate the relationship between HLOC and quality of life (p=ns)

Novelty – The study concludes that adherence is not a mediator between HLOC and QOL.

Type of Paper: Empirical.

Keywords: Asthma; Adherence; Chronic Illness; Health Locus of Control, Quality of Life

JEL Classification: I10, I19

Suggested Citation

Chairina, Anindita and Asih, Sali Rahadi, The Mediating Role of Adherence on the Relationship Between Health Locus of Control and Quality of Life in Adults with Asthma (December 11, 2017). Global J. Bus. Soc. Sci. Review 5 (4) 12 – 18 (2017), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3109172

Anindita Chairina (Contact Author)

University of Indonesia (UI) ( email )

Jl. Prof. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo
Depok, DKI 16424
Indonesia

Sali Rahadi Asih

University of Indonesia (UI) - Psychology

Depok, 16424
Indonesia

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