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Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

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AFIFI, M.. Health locus of control and depressive symptoms among adolescents in Alexandria, Egypt. East. Mediterr. health j. [online]. 2007, vol.13, n.5, pp. 1043-1052. ISSN 1020-3397.

The aim of this work was to investigate the association of health locus of control with depression among adolescents in Alexandria, Egypt. The tools used were a self-report questionnaire covering demographic data and some factors associated with depression, the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale and the Child Depression Inventory. Adolescents with low internal health locus of control and high chance external health locus of control were more likely to have depressive symptoms than others in bivariate and multivariate analysis. The study findings demonstrated an association between health locus of control and adolescent depression.

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