TITLE

PERSONAL BELIEFS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND COLLEGE STUDENTS' EXERCISE AND EATING BEHAVIORS

AUTHOR(S)
Boyle, Jennifer R.; LaRose, Nicole R.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p195
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
College students are at risk for overweight/obesity. It was hypothesized that better nutrition and physical activity (PA) would be related to healthy environmental perceptions and personal beliefs. A survey was administered to 169 students. Linear regressions were performed to examine the relationships between PA/healthy dietary habits and perceptions of body weight, self-efficacy, perceived threat of health problems, awareness of and satisfaction with campus services (PA), and availability of healthy foods (nutrition), for overweight and healthy-weight students separately. Among healthy-weight students, greater self-efficacy was associated with more PA and healthier diets. Among overweight students, greater satisfaction with PA services was associated with more PA.
ACCESSION #
38213171

 

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