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Korean Journal of Child Health Nursing 2005;11(3):348-355.
Health Promoting Behaviors and Related Variables in Students Rewriting College Entrance Examination.
In Sook Lee, Young Im Moon, Ho Ran Park
College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea. yimoon@catholic.ac.kr
PURPOSE: In order to provide basic information for the development of nursing programs, health promoting behavior of students rewriting college entrance examinations was examined and factors related to health promotion were identified. METHOD: Data were collected by questionnaire from 804 examines in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province and were analyzed using the SAS program with t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe's test and Pearson correlation coefficients. RESULT: The mean score for health promoting behavior was 2.50. The highest score for the sub-areas was harmonious relationships and the lowest was, professional health maintenance. There were significant differences in health promoting behavior according to the following general characteristics; religion, frequency of rewriting college entrance examination, economic burden, parents' education level, grade, satisfaction with parents, friends and rewriting of college entrance examinations, parents' health concerns and knowledge of health, need for health education, and health condition and chronic disease over the past year. Correlations between health promoting behavior and family support and self-esteem were positive. The variables that influenced health promoting behavior were family support (24.5%), self-esteem (11.3%), anxiety (2.6%), and stress of studying (0.5%), explaining 38.9% of the total variance. CONCLUSION: These results will help to develop a nursing program that enhances health promoting behavior of students rewriting college entrance examinations.
Key words: Health promoting behaviors; Students rewriting college entrance examination
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