The Dominant Lifestyle Type of University Students in Taiwan


Emotional and psychological health is being recognized as one of the key determinants of an individual’s overall wellness. The objective of the study was to detect a sample of university students’ dominant lifestyle type with a focus on emotional aspect of health function. A sample of 280 university students in Taiwan was assessed by the Lifestyle Type Indicator (LSTI). The results indicated that the dominant lifestyle type for the sample of university students was Believer (Type B). A gender breakdown analysis showed that there existed a significant difference between male and female students’ dominant lifestyle type. Achiever (Type A) was the dominant lifestyle type among male students, while Believer (Type B) was the dominant type of female students. Through the extension of the assessment and intervention processes, the study will provide new opportunities for helping college/university students navigate and pursue meaningful life throughout the challenges and transitional phase of their university life.

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Tang, H. , Yin, M. and Chang, K. (2015) The Dominant Lifestyle Type of University Students in Taiwan. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 124-129. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.37021.

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