Cognitive Styles and Health-related Behavior of Czech University Students

Authors

DOSEDLOVÁ Jaroslava KLIMUSOVÁ Helena SLOVÁČKOVÁ Zuzana KEBZA Vladimír

Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description The study is a part of a project supported by Czech Grant Agency (No. 406/09/0611). This exploratory study contributes to clarifications of relations among dispositional optimism/pessimism, optimism/pessimism as an explanatory style, selected personality preferences and health-related behavior. The main aim of the presented study is to verify the relationship between dispositional optimism/pessimism, selected cognitive styles and activity towards own health on a sample of Czech respondents (N=1617). Degree of optimism/pessimism (disposition and explanatory) of Czech university students did not appear to be a significant predictor in relation to the individual factors of health-supporting behavior. Finally, the cognitive dimensions of MBTI in their relationship to the health-related behavior are discussed.
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