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The current study utilised two measures of health beliefs to predict health behaviour. Christensen, Moran and Wiebe (1999) developed the Irrational Health Belief Scale (IHBS) as an alternative to the more traditionally and widely used scales from the Health Belief Model (HBM). The IHBS has not previously been compared with a scale from the HBM in a non-clinical population. Furthermore, unlike the HBM, the IHBS has not been tested on a population outside North America. In the present study, 157doi:10.7790/ejap.v5i2.167 fatcat:nekdpcnixrhxbgtts3xrrp7qzy