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Positive and Negative Affect and Health Locus of Control in Diabetic Patients

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept of Psychology, St. Francis College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 6-10, April,14 (2016)


Diabetes is increasing in South Asian countries and India has earned the name of diabetic capital of the world. Diagnosis of diabetes and living diabetes involves considerable amount of affective reactions that diabetic patients face on a daily basis and the attribution of control. The objective of the study was to find out if there is a relationship between positive and negative affect and health locus of control in diabetic patients. The sample consisted of 60 participants (30 men and 30 women) between the age group 40-45 years. The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule and Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) were used. The results indicated a significant relationship between positive and negative affect and health locus of control in diabetic patients. However, there were no significant gender differences four in positive affect and negative affect and health locus of control in diabetic patients. The study explores the role of emotions and affect in health and chronic illnesses like diabetes.


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