Level of physical activity and influencing factors of the first and second year nursing students

간호대학 저학년생의 신체활동정도와 영향요인

  • Lee, Mi-Suk (Dept. of Nursing, Gyeongju University) ;
  • Gu, Mee-Ock (College of Nursing, Gyeongsang National University)
  • Received : 2017.04.24
  • Accepted : 2017.06.09
  • Published : 2017.06.30


This study was conducted to investigate the level of physical activity and identify factors influencing physical activity of first and second year nursing students. The participants were 234 female first and second year nursing students at one nursing college located in U city. Data were collected from September 5 to 15 in 2016 and analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, $Scheff{\breve{e}}$ test, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple regression using SPSS/WIN 22.0. The average level of physical activity measured by the Korean version of the Godin-Shephard Liesure-Time Exercise Questionnaire was 9.09(range 0-80). According to the physical activity group classified by leisure score index, there were 25 students(10.7%) in the active group, 31 students (13.2%) in the moderately active group, and 178 students(76.1%) in the insufficiently active group. Factors influencing the level of physical activity were intention to participate in physical activity and habit to physical activity, which together explained 21.2% of the total variance in physical activity. Therefore, this study suggests that it is necessary to develop and apply a physical activity program enhancing intention and habit to physical activity for first and second year nursing students.


Habit;Nursing students;Physical Activity;Social support;Theory of Planned Behavior


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