Health behaviour mediates the relationship between type D personality and subjective health in the general population

Lynn Williams, Clare Abbott, Rebecca Kerr

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Abstract

Type D personality is associated with unhealthy behaviour and poor subjective health in the general population. This study investigated whether health behaviour mediates the relationship between Type D and subjective health. There were 217 participants who completed measures of Type D, health-related behaviour, physical symptoms and quality of life. Type D individuals reported significantly less healthy behaviour and significantly poorer subjective health than non-Type Ds. In addition, it was found that health behaviour partially mediates these relationships. The study demonstrates that health behaviour may partly explain the relationship between Type D and poor health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2148-2155
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume21
Issue number10
Early online date24 Feb 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • type D personality
  • health behaviour
  • poor health

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