PMID: 7091465Jul 1, 1982Paper

Attitudes and health promoting behavior of medical and law students

American Journal of Public Health
R M CoeM Pepper


An entering class of medical students is compared with an entering class of law students on attitudes toward self-responsibility for health and reported health behaviors. Students' health behavior patterns are contrasted with those of practicing physicians and lawyers. Data were collected by self-administered questionnaires. Results indicated that medical students were stronger on self-responsibility and also reported more often engaging in health promoting behavior than law students. The same pattern of differences was reported for practicing physicians and lawyers.


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