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Scirj Volume II, Issue II, February 2014 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

PERSONALITY, SELF EFFICACY AND HEALTH ANXIETY AS PREDICTORS OF HEALTH RISK BEHAVIOUR AMONG SCAVENGERS IN IBADAN, SOUTHWESTERN, NIGERIA

Olalekan Taoreed Kazeem

Abstract: Scavengers working on dumpsite are often engagedin various health risk behaviour as a result of working conditions with solid waste. The study examines personality traits, self-efficacy and health anxiety as predictors ofhealth risk behaviouramong scavengers. For personality traits, widely accepted Big Five was utilized as indicators; the Big Five dimensions were openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.Personal safety, violence related behaviour, suicide and sexual behaviour were utilized for health risk behaviour.

Reference this Paper: PERSONALITY, SELF EFFICACY AND HEALTH ANXIETY AS PREDICTORS OF HEALTH RISK BEHAVIOUR AMONG SCAVENGERS IN IBADAN, SOUTHWESTERN, NIGERIA by Olalekan Taoreed Kazeem published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume II, Issue II, February 2014 Edition, Page 21-28 ".

Search Terms: Scavengers, health risk behaviour,personality, extraversion, conscientiousness, openness to experience, dumpsites, personal safety, suicide, violence related behaviour, sexual behaviour, health anxiety

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