1. When people get sick it is the will of God or a higher power.
2. Harboring a lot ofanger can make a person vulnerable to illness.
3. I am in control ofmy health.
4. My family situation has a lot to do with my becoming sick or staying healthy.
5. Luck plays a big part in determining how soon I will recover from an illness.
6. Healthprofessionals control my health.
7. My cultural background plays a big part in how I feel about my illness.
ðAllthree ethnic groups showed different factor loadings in health belief items.