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Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors of Nursing and Classroom Teaching Students

Melahat Akgün Kostak, Seda Kurt, Necdet Süt, Özlem Akarsu, Gizem Dilan Ergül.


AIM: The aim of this descriptive study is to assess the healthy lifestyle behaviors (HLSB) of nursing and classroom teaching students and to identify factors which affect these behaviors.
METHODS: The sample of the study consisted of Faculty of Health Sciences nursing students (n=158); Faculty of Education of classroom teaching students (n=180). Data were collected with a “Questionnaire Form” developed by researchers and "The Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale II". Data were analyzed using percentage, the mean, standard deviation, Mann-Whitney U test and chi-square test.
RESULTS: As a result of the study Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale average scores of female students were higher than male students; those with better health status were higher than those with moderate health status and poor health status; those with a good level of success were higher than those with moderate level of success and poor level of success; those who received courses related to health promotion were higher than who did not receive; those who stopped smoking were higher than those nonsmokers and smokers; those students who participated in sports activities were higher than that did not participate (p

Key words: Healthy lifestyle behaviors, nursing, classroom teaching, student

Article Language: Turkish English

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