Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scales: Six Levels Versus Two Levels

D. M. McCallum, B. R. Keith, D. J. Wiebe

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Two formats of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) Scales were administered to 54 college students. Each subject completed the MHLC Scales in the standard 6-level response format (ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree) and in a revised 2-level format (ranging from disagree to agree). Comparisons of internal consistency measures, principal components, and classification of subjects into groups indicate that the 2-level response format yields comparable data to those obtained with the 6-level format, particularly when classification of subjects is the goal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)732-736
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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