Factors Affecting Health-Promoting Behaviors of University Students in Jordan


Objectives: To determine health promoting behaviors of university students in Jordan and factors influencing them. Design and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive design was used to recruit convenience sample (n = 525) of university students receiving education from two governmental and one private universities in Jordan. Data were collected between September 2013 and January 2014 by using Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II. Pender Model provided conceptual framework to guide the study. Results: The mean score of Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile of the student was at (127.87 ± 19.91). Significant differences were found between Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile mean score and the mean score of its subscales and student’s age, gender, employment status, family income, university type, and faculty type. Conclusions: These findings suggest that interventions are needed to enhance the practice of health promoting behaviours. These interventions should focus on demographic variations among university students.

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Shaheen, A. , Nassar, O. , Amre, H. and Hamdan-Mansour, A. (2015) Factors Affecting Health-Promoting Behaviors of University Students in Jordan. Health, 7, 1-8. doi: 10.4236/health.2015.71001.

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