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ERIC Number: EJ696700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 6
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ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Differences in Health Determinants between International and Domestic Students at a German.
Kramer, Alexander; Prufer-Kramer, Luise; Stock, Christiane; Tshiananga, Jacques Tshiang
Journal of American College Health, v53 n3 p127 Nov 2004
The authors used a standardized questionnaire to survey 201 international and 193 German students at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, to determine differences in health practices between the 2 groups and to identify targets for health-promoting interventions. Multivariate logistic regression models revealed that long-term female international students (those whose duration of residency in Germany was more than 2 years) had lower levels of physical activity and alcohol consumption than their German counterparts and higher rates of smoking independently associated with international citizenship. Short-term international female students were less likely than German students to receive social support. Among men, long-term international student status was associated with daily smoking and inconsistent seat belt use, whereas short-term student status was associated with a lower rate of seat belt use, a higher level of perceived stress, and a healthier diet, compared with domestic students. Findings from the study could give rise to health-promotion activities for international students at German universities: additional studies at other European universities are necessary before making further recommendations.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany