Children’s Health Locus of Control Scale

We would like to learn about different ways children look at their health. Here are some statements about health or illness (sickness). Some of them you will think are true and so you will circle the YES. Some you will think are not true and so you will circle the NO. Even if it is very hard to decide‚ be sure to circle YES or NO for every statement. Never circle both YES and NO for one statement. There are no right or wrong answers. Be sure to answer the way you really feel and not the way other people might feel.
PRACTICE: تمرین
Try the statements below.
Children can get sick.
If you think this is true‚ circle……………………………………… YES
If you think this is not true‚ circle…………………………………NO
Children never get sick.
If you think this is true‚ circle………………………………………. YES
If you think this is not true‚ circle………………………………… NO
Try one more statement for practice.
When I am not sick‚ I am healthy……………………………
NOW DO THE REST OF THE STATEMENTS THE SAME WAY YOU PRACTICED.
1.      Good health comes from being lucky.
YES
NO
2.      I can do things to keep from getting sick.
YES
NO
3.      Bad luck makes people get sick.
YES
NO
4.      I can only do what the doctor tells me to do.
YES
NO
5.      If I get sick‚ it is because getting sick just happens.
YES
NO
6.      People who never get sick are just plain lucky.
YES
NO
7.      My mother must tell me how to keep from getting sick.
YES
NO
8.      Only a doctor or a nurse keeps me from getting sick.
YES
NO
9.      When I am sick‚ I can do things to get better.
YES
NO
10. If I get hurt it is because accidents just happen.
YES
NO
11. I can do many things to fight illness.
YES
NO
12. Only the dentist can take care of my teeth.
YES
NO
13. Other people must tell me how to stay healthy
YES
NO
14. I always go to the nurse right away if I get hurt at school
YES
NO
15. The teacher must tell me how to keep from ha‎vingaccidents atschool.
YES
NO
16. I can make many choices about my health.
YES
NO
17. Other people must tell me what to do when I feel sick
YES
NO
18. Whenever I feel sick I go to see the school nurseright away.
YES
NO
19. There are things I can do to have healthy teeth.
YES
NO
20. I can do many things to prevent accidents.
YES
NO
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