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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338889
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Thesis
Level of Evidence:
Cross-Sectional Study
Research Approach:
Quantitative Research
Title:
Self-Care Practices Among Undergraduate University Students
Author(s):
Jackson, Jennifer Irene
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Gamma (Virtual)
Author Details:
Jennifer Jackson, RN BScN Honours
Abstract:

Although many factors affect an individual’s health status, self-care is paramount. Further investigation of factors that influence self-care practices is key to enhancing illness and injury prevention and health promotion. The purpose of this study was threefold: to explore the self-care practices of undergraduate university students, to identify variables that influence such practices, and to compare the self-care practices of students in health-related programs to students in mainstream programs. A descriptive correlational survey design was used. The sample consisted of 254 students in health and mainstream programs. The study was informed by Pender’s Health Promotion Model and Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing.  A self-report questionnaire based on Orem’s Universal Self-Care Requisites was used to obtain information regarding students’ self-care practices related to: food, alcohol use, activity and rest, and normalcy. The scores for the total self-care index did not achieve statistical significance, reinforcing the multidimensional nature of the concept. Students in health programs had statistically higher mean scores in food, but lower mean scores in normalcy. Regression analysis indicates that socioeconomic status, gender and self-efficacy were major factors influencing student self-care practices. Recommendations for future research are discussed.

Keywords:
Self Care statistics and numerical data; Students statistics and numerical data
MeSH:
Self Care--statistics & numberical data; Students, Undergraduate
Repository Posting Date:
26-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
26-Jan-2015
Citation:
Jackson, J. I. (2015, January 26). Self-care practices among undergraduate university students. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/338889
Sponsors:
St. Francis Xavier University
Description:
Undergrad Thesis
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typeThesisen
dc.evidence.levelCross-Sectional Studyen
dc.research.approachQuantitative Researchen
dc.titleSelf-Care Practices Among Undergraduate University Studentsen
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Jennifer Ireneen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Gamma (Virtual)en
dc.author.detailsJennifer Jackson, RN BScN Honoursen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338889en
dc.description.abstract<p>Although many factors affect an individual’s health status, self-care is paramount. Further investigation of factors that influence self-care practices is key to enhancing illness and injury prevention and health promotion. The purpose of this study was threefold: to explore the self-care practices of undergraduate university students, to identify variables that influence such practices, and to compare the self-care practices of students in health-related programs to students in mainstream programs. A descriptive correlational survey design was used. The sample consisted of 254 students in health and mainstream programs. The study was informed by Pender’s Health Promotion Model and Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing.  A self-report questionnaire based on Orem’s Universal Self-Care Requisites was used to obtain information regarding students’ self-care practices related to: food, alcohol use, activity and rest, and normalcy. The scores for the total self-care index did not achieve statistical significance, reinforcing the multidimensional nature of the concept. Students in health programs had statistically higher mean scores in food, but lower mean scores in normalcy. Regression analysis indicates that socioeconomic status, gender and self-efficacy were major factors influencing student self-care practices. Recommendations for future research are discussed.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectSelf Care statistics and numerical dataen_GB
dc.subjectStudents statistics and numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshSelf Care--statistics & numberical dataen_US
dc.subject.meshStudents, Undergraduateen
dc.date.available2015-01-26T15:57:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01-26en
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-26T15:57:59Zen
dc.identifier.citationJackson, J. I. (2015, January 26). Self-care practices among undergraduate university students. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/338889en
dc.description.sponsorshipSt. Francis Xavier Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.citationJackson, J. I. (2015, January 26). Self-care practices among undergraduate university students. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/338889en
dc.descriptionUndergrad Thesisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
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