Body Image and Healthy Lifestyle Behavior Among University Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202281
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Body Image and Healthy Lifestyle Behavior Among University Students
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Children develop ideas about the ideal body and society’s view of what is attractive at a very young age. These ideas and perceptions form the basis for perceived body image, which tends to persist throughout adolescence and adulthood. Potential consequences of body dissatisfaction include decreased self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, and risky lifestyle choices. Understanding the relationship between body image and lifestyle behaviors of late adolescents and young adults can assist in developing pertinent activities to empower self-care (Pender, Murdaugh, & Parsons, 2011), promote healthy lifestyle choices, and improve overall health. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between body image and healthy lifestyle behaviors of university students. An online survey will be used to collect data from undergraduate university students with respect to age, gender, ethnicity, place of abode (parent’s home, own home/apartment, on-campus); grade level; full/part-time designation; college major (health/non-health); work status; self-reported height, weight, and health status; body image (using the body dissatisfaction questions and measure developed by Wilkosz , Chen, Kennedy, & Rankin, 2011); sedentary activity (using the screen time questions and measure developed by Wilkosz et al., 2011);  exercise behavior (using the 60-minute MVPA screening measure by Prochaska, Sallis, & Long, 2001); and lifestyle behaviors (using the Health Promotion Life-Style Profile II by Walker, Sechrist, & Pender, 1987). An e-mail will be sent to all undergraduate students enrolled at the university (approximately 14,000) during the second week of the fall term, inviting them to participate in the study and providing the link to the online survey. A reminder e-mail will be sent 2 weeks later. Descriptive statistics will be used to characterize the sample and contingency tables and chi-square statistics will be used to examine relationships among the variables. 
Keywords:
Health Promotion; Body Image; Healthy Lifestyle
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBody Image and Healthy Lifestyle Behavior Among University Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202281-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Children develop ideas about the ideal body and society’s view of what is attractive at a very young age. These ideas and perceptions form the basis for perceived body image, which tends to persist throughout adolescence and adulthood. Potential consequences of body dissatisfaction include decreased self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, and risky lifestyle choices. Understanding the relationship between body image and lifestyle behaviors of late adolescents and young adults can assist in developing pertinent activities to empower self-care (Pender, Murdaugh, & Parsons, 2011), promote healthy lifestyle choices, and improve overall health. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between body image and healthy lifestyle behaviors of university students. An online survey will be used to collect data from undergraduate university students with respect to age, gender, ethnicity, place of abode (parent’s home, own home/apartment, on-campus); grade level; full/part-time designation; college major (health/non-health); work status; self-reported height, weight, and health status; body image (using the body dissatisfaction questions and measure developed by Wilkosz , Chen, Kennedy, & Rankin, 2011); sedentary activity (using the screen time questions and measure developed by Wilkosz et al., 2011);  exercise behavior (using the 60-minute MVPA screening measure by Prochaska, Sallis, & Long, 2001); and lifestyle behaviors (using the Health Promotion Life-Style Profile II by Walker, Sechrist, & Pender, 1987). An e-mail will be sent to all undergraduate students enrolled at the university (approximately 14,000) during the second week of the fall term, inviting them to participate in the study and providing the link to the online survey. A reminder e-mail will be sent 2 weeks later. Descriptive statistics will be used to characterize the sample and contingency tables and chi-square statistics will be used to examine relationships among the variables. en_GB
dc.subjectHealth Promotionen_GB
dc.subjectBody Imageen_GB
dc.subjectHealthy Lifestyleen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:19:53Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:19:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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