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Hee Kyoung Hyong 1 Article
A Study on Factors Influencing Health Promotion Lifestyle in College Students
Hee Sun Kim, Eui Geum Oh, Hee Kyoung Hyong, Eun Sil Cho
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2008;19(3):506-520.   Published online September 30, 2008
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors influencing college students' health promotion lifestyle.
METHODS
The subject was 606 students. Statistical analysis with SPSS used descriptive statistics, t-test, one way ANOVA, Pearson correlation and Stepwise Multiple Regression.
RESULTS
The average item score for health promotion lifestyle was 2.58. The subscale showing the highest score was interpersonal relationship (3.03), which was followed by spiritual growth (2.94), stress management (2.54), nutrition (2.52), physical activity (2.16) and health responsibility (2.15). There were significant differences according to age, gender, BMI, perceived health state, religion, economic state, live together, major and health promotion lifestyle. The most powerful predictors of health promotion lifestyle were the prior related behavior (51.8%) and self-efficacy (7.7%). The combination of prior related behavior, perceived self-efficacy, activity-related affect, social support, perceived stress, commitment to a plan of action accounted for 67.9% of the variance of health promotion lifestyle.
CONCLUSION
Prior related behavior was the most powerful variable of health promotion lifestyle. Therefore, health promotion programs for changing and maintaining prior related behavior and increasing self-efficacy should be developed to promote a healthy lifestyle in college students.

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