Relationship between Stress and Healthy Lifestyle Factors of College Students
Objectives: We assessed the correlation between college students' perceived stress (PS) and healthy lifestyle factors (HLFs) in this cross-sectional study. Methods: Data were collected from 1396 undergraduates enrolled in an introductory nutrition course. We measured PS and 5 HLFs (physically active, healthy diet, non-smoker, non-binge drinker, healthy BMI). Results: The mean PS score was 15.0 ± 0.2 (maximum, 40) and the mean number of HLFs reported was 2.9 ± 0.03. Females were more likely to report 4-5 HLFs than males (31% vs 20%). We found a statistically significant inverse correlation between PS and HLFs for women (p < .01). Conclusions: Health promotion interventions that support healthy food choices, physical activity and low-risk substance use may reduce perceived stress in the college population.
No References for this article.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 January 2019
More about this publication?
- Health Behavior and Policy Review is a rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly bi-monthly publication that seeks manuscripts on health behavior or policy topics that represent original research, including papers that examine the development, advocacy, implementation, or evaluation of policies around specific health issues. The Review especially welcomes papers that tie together health behavior and policy recommendations. Articles are available through subscription or can be ordered individually from the Health Behavior and Policy Review site.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Terms & Conditions
- Associate Editors
- Institutional Subscription
- PDF Policy
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites