Psychometric Properties of the God Locus of Health Control Scale in Churchgoing Latinas

Sarah D. Mills, Elva M. Arredondo, Lilian G. Perez, Jessica Haughton, Scott C. Roesch, Vanessa L. Malcarne

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This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the God Locus of Health Control scale, a measure of the extent to which an individual believes God has control over one’s health, among a sample of churchgoing Latinas (N = 398). Confirmatory factor analysis showed support for a one-factor structure and internal consistency reliability, as measured by Cronbach’s coefficient alpha, was good. Evidence for convergent validity was demonstrated by significant correlations in the expected magnitudes and directions with two measures of perceived religious involvement in health. These results suggest that the God Locus of Health Control scale can be used to examine the extent to which God is perceived to control an individual’s health among Latinas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-239
Number of pages13
JournalHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • health locus of control
  • measurement
  • psychometrics
  • Spanish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language


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