Do Instrumental and Expressive Traits Play a Role in Health-Promoting Behaviors? A Study among Former Young Caregivers

  • Kim Shifren Towson University, MD, USA
  • Andrea Hillman MCPS Division of Psychological Services, 850 Hungerford Drive Rockville MD 20805
  • Anjoli Rowe Host Healthcare, 4225 Executive Square, Suite 1500, La Jolla, CA 9203

Abstract

The relationship between former young caregivers’ personalities and their health-promoting behaviors once they reach adulthood has not been studied.  In the present study, former young caregivers were assessed on the relationship between their instrumental and expressive traits and health-promoting behaviors.  Forty-nine former young caregivers completed a demographic questionnaire, the Personal Attributes Questionnaire, and the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II.  Former young caregivers’ level of instrumental traits explained variance in their health-promoting behaviors for the total HPLPII, Spiritual Growth, and Stress Management subscales (10, 19, and 9%, respectively), after controlling for demographic characteristics.  Former young caregivers’ instrumental and expressive traits explained variance in their health-promoting behaviors for the Interpersonal Relations subscale (32%), after controlling for demographic characteristics.  

Author Biographies

Kim Shifren, Towson University, MD, USA

Ph.D.

Psychology Department

College of Liberal Arts Building, Towson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252

Andrea Hillman, MCPS Division of Psychological Services, 850 Hungerford Drive Rockville MD 20805

M. A.

MCPS Division of Psychological Services, 850 Hungerford Drive Rockville MD 20805

Towson University, MD, USA

Anjoli Rowe, Host Healthcare, 4225 Executive Square, Suite 1500, La Jolla, CA 9203

M.S., OTR/L, AIB-VR

Host Healthcare, 4225 Executive Square, Suite 1500, La Jolla, CA 9203

Towson University

 

Published
2018-04-15
How to Cite
SHIFREN, Kim; HILLMAN, Andrea; ROWE, Anjoli. Do Instrumental and Expressive Traits Play a Role in Health-Promoting Behaviors? A Study among Former Young Caregivers. Archives of Psychology, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 4, apr. 2018. ISSN 2573-7902. Available at: <https://archivesofpsychology.org/index.php/aop/article/view/52>. Date accessed: 28 june 2022.
Section
Research Articles

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