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Charakterystyka zachowań zdrowotnych studentów Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie
Health-related Behaviour among University Students

Author(s): Małgorzata Hetka, Mariusz Makowski, Marek A. Motyka, Justyna Pawlak
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: university students; health-related behaviour; health psychology

Summary/Abstract: The objective of the study is to evaluate the health-related behaviour and satisfaction levels of students at the University of Economics in Krakow (UEK), Poland. The research was conducted using a Health Behaviour Survey (a UEK study), Z. Juczynski’s Health Behaviour Inventory and Ed Diener’s Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). Student Clinic doctors were also interviewed. The research shows that UEK students do not have healthy lifestyles: they eat irregularly and worry little about the quality of their meals, and get insufficient sleep, then compensate for the lack with energy drinks. Respondents seldom take physical activity, especially in a systematic and organised way. Results of the analysis also showed that there is a positive if weak correlation between healthy behaviour and students’ satisfaction with life, which indicates that students who are aware of health and healthy behaviour feel slightly more satisfied with life and behave in a more healthy way.

  • Issue Year: 870/2011
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 35-51
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish