J Korean Community Nurs.  2001 Dec;12(3):557-569.

Test of the New Health Promotion Model for the Prediction of Female Employees' Health Promotion Behavior at the Manufacturing Plants

  • 1College of Nursing Seoul National University, Korea.


The purpose of the study was to test the Pender's New Health Promotion Model in order to explain and predict female workers' health promotion behavior at manufacturing plants by using latent variable structural equation model. The data were collected from 280 female workers at 8 electronic factories located at Seoul, Kyunggi, and Incheon using a structured questionnaire through interview and self-report. LISREL was used to test the model. The results are as follows; 8 out of 15 paths of the modified one from the hypothetical model of Health Promotion were statistically significant and the total variance was 40%. The relationship between the previous health behavior and the cognitive emotional factor, and the interpersonal factor, and the situational factor each, and the relationship between perceived health status and interpersonal factor, and health promotion behavior each among gamma paths were unidirectional. On the beta paths, the relationship between the interpersonal factor and the cognitive emotional factor was bi-directional; the relationships amongst the interpersonal factor and the commitment to action, and the health promotion behavior were unidirectional. But the commitment to action was not a significant mediating factor to the health promotion behavior. Pender's New Model is considered good to explain and predict the female workers' health promotion behavior. The interpersonal factor should be considered in occupational nursing practice. But the concepts of situation and commitment to action should be further validated and measured.

MeSH Terms

Health Behavior
Health Promotion*
Surveys and Questionnaires
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