ACADEMIC YOUTH’S HEALTH BEHAVIOR

Keywords: Health behavior, health, lifestyle, health promotion

Abstract

Introduction: A very important role in the protection of human health is their life style, their habits and patterns of conduct. Early adulthood is the best period to achieve long-term benefits from a selection of healthy living. However, the results of studies on health-related behavior of youth in Poland and in the world are not satisfactory. The purpose of the study: The purpose of the research was to assess the health behaviors of students of higher education in Bydgoszcz. Material: The study involved 272 students (124 women and 148 men) Bydgoszcz higher education students in the following fields of study: physiotherapy, nutrition, logistics and national security. The Inventory of Health-Related Behavior by Zygfryd Juczyński has been used in the research. The statistical analysis was performed using the package PQ Stat 1.6.2. Results: Throughout the treatment group an average level of health-related behavior has been shown. The results of the different categories of health-related behavior were lower than the results of the standardization groups. A higher level of health behavior has been shown in a group of medical students compared to non-medical students. The results for women were higher than men's results. Conclusions: The results of personal research and the research findings of other authors demonstrate that there is a need for implementation of programs of health promotion and health education in all fields of study.

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Published
2016-12-12
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Radzimińska A, Weber-Rajek M, Lulińska-Kuklik E, Kaźmierczak U, Moska W. ACADEMIC YOUTH’S HEALTH BEHAVIOR. Physical education of students. 2016;20(6):55-2. https://doi.org/10.15561/20755279.2016.0607
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