A Relevance on Health Perception, Health Knowledge and Health Promotion Behavior of the University students

대학생의 건강지각, 건강지식 및 건강증진행위와의 관련성

  • Received : 2015.06.25
  • Accepted : 2015.08.06
  • Published : 2015.08.31


This study is a exploratory study to examine the health perception, health knowledge and health promotion behavior of university students, and relations among the factors. The subjects for this study were 235 university students at D metropolitan city and J province. Data were collected from September 1 to October 30, 2014 using self-report questionnaires which was changed to match the Korean tool. Data analyzed by frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, ANOVA, Pearsons correlation and multiple regression using the IBM SPSS Statistics 22. The mean level of health perception was $3.29({\pm}0.53)$, the mean level of health knowledge was $7.55({\pm}1.67)$ and the mean level of health promotion behavior was $2.88({\pm}1.67)$. Health promotion behavior showed strong and positive correlation with health perception(0.65), health knowledge(0.29), subjective health status(0.24) which was statistically significant. The factors affecting health promotion behavior were gender, health preception and health information. R2 showed 55%.


Health Knowledge;Health Perception;Health Promotion Behavior


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