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Indirect health-related social control and psychological functioning in Singaporeans with diabetes

Fang Yang (Shanghai University), Joyce S. Pang (Nanyang Technological University)
Cite this article:  Yang, F., & Pang, J. (2017). Indirect health-related social control and psychological functioning in Singaporeans with diabetes. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 45, 1855-1864.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.5704
Publication date: December 2017

Abstract


We examined indirect health-related social control and the underlying mechanisms of its association with psychological functioning in patients with type 2 diabetes. Singaporean late middle-aged and older adults (N = 199) completed questionnaires measuring indirect social control, self-efficacy, internal diabetes locus of control, and psychological functioning. We used a bootstrapping approach and structural equation modeling to analyze the data. Results showed that indirect social control was associated with diabetes-related emotional distress and depressive symptoms via the mediator of internal diabetes locus of control, but self-efficacy did not mediate this relationship. More specifically, indirect social control was positively associated with higher internal diabetes locus of control, which, in turn, had a negative impact on diabetes-related emotional distress and depressive symptoms.


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