Psychological Wellness Constructs: Relationships and Group Differences

Regarding cultural differences, most research findings support the notion that black people have a more external locus of control than white people (Ayalon & Young, 2005). This is commonly contributed to the fact that black people are more likely to attribute mental illness to external agents outside the person, such as the role of ancestors, malignant spirits and sorcerers (Ayalon & Young, 2005; Meyer et al., 2003). Another interpretation is that black people, as members of a disadvantaged ethnic group, had more limited access to opportunities (Ayalon & Young, 2005; Galanos, Strauss & Pieper, 1994; Wade, 1996).

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