ERIC Number: EJ1022616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
An Association between College Students' Health Promotion Practices and Perceived Stress
Li, Ying; Lindsey, Billie J.
College Student Journal, v47 n4 p437-446 Sep 2013
This study was undertaken to gain a better understanding of health promotion practices among college students and the relationship of stress and the practice of various health behaviors. Method: In Fall 2008, 319 students from a mid-size university participated in a cross-sectional survey utilizing the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and the Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile H (HPLP II). Findings: This study identified a group of health-related behaviors and ways of thinking that may protect students from stress. In addition, a dose response was suggested. Specifically, lower stressed students (PSS mean = 16.96 S.D. = 4.05) were more likely than higher stressed students (PSS mean = 28.95, S.D. = 4.21) to "routinely" practice 14 of 52 health-promoting behaviors or ways of thinking.
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Stress Variables, Correlation, Health Behavior, Case Studies, Measures (Individuals), Surveys, Life Style, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Nutrition, Interpersonal Relationship, Spiritual Development, Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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