​Cultural Views Toward Health Behavior

​Cultural Views Toward Health Behavior

​Cultural Views Toward Health Behavior

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There are many ways to define culture, each of which has a place and purpose. Culture can be thought of in the “high culture” sense, which might include the artistic, literary, and musical achievements of a culture. It can be thought of in the anthropological sense, that culture is a set of beliefs, practices, and values to which a group of people adhere and that characterize them. It can also be thought of as an ever-evolving pattern of learned behavior, language, and beliefs shared amongst a group of people. As you can see, there are different ways to talk about culture, and each way is more or less useful within specific contexts.

In the context of health behavior, it may be most helpful to think of culture as an evolving landscape of learned behavior and socialization. As with all facets of life, different cultural groups may have different views about health and health behavior, which are a part of that evolving landscape of learned behavior and beliefs. Knowing cultural attitudes can help you make informed planning and implementation decisions about health behavior change programs.

For this Discussion, select either tobacco use or dieting. Then choose a particular cultural or ethnic group and research this group’s views toward the health behavior issue you selected. Consider how and why these views might pose challenges to implementing behavior change programs for this issue.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 the health behavior issue and cultural or ethnic group you selected. Provide a summary of your findings on the group’s views toward the behavior. Then explain why these attitudes might pose challenges to implementing behavior change programs for this issue within the cultural or ethnic group. Be specific and support your response with references to the Learning Resources.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references from the Learning Resources.

Required Resources

Readings

  • Article: Lopez, S. J., Edwards, L. M., Pedrotto, J. T., Ito, A., & Rasmussen, H. N. (2002). Culture counts: Examinations of recent applications of the Penn Resiliency Program or, toward a rubric for examining cultural appropriateness of preventative programming. Prevention & Treatment, 5(1).
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycARTICLES database.
  • Article: Oyserman, D., Fryberg, S. A., & Yoder, N. (2007). Identity-based motivation and health. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93(6), 1011–1027.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycARTICLES database.
  • Article: Resnicow, K., Davis, R., Zhang, N., Strecher, V., Tolsma, D., Calvi, J., … Cross, Jr., W. E. (2009). Tailoring a fruit and vegetable intervention on ethnic identity: Results of a randomized study. Health Psychology, 28(4), 394–403.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycARTICLES database.
  • Book Excerpt: Kotkin-Jaszi, S. (2008). Disparities in health among racial and ethnic groups Click for more options . In M. A. Pérez & R. R. Luquis (Eds.), Cultural competence in health education and health promotion (pp. 23–4 1). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
    © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., via the Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Book Excerpt: Luquis, R. R. (2008). Health education theoretical models and multicultural populations Click for more options . In M. A. Pérez & R. R. Luquis (Eds.),Cultural competence in health education and health promotion (pp. 105–123). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
    © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Media

  • Video: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2011). Changing health behavior: Theory and practice: Race, ethnicity, and culture. Baltimore, MD: Author.
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