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Přesvědčení vysokoškolských studentů o zdraví

Title in English Health Beliefs of University Students


Year of publication 2013
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The aim of the study was to explore the university students' health beliefs, including relationships with personality variables, variables capturing various dimensions of optimism and behavioral factors related to health. It was an exploratory correlation study conducted on a large sample of university students. Relationship between the indicators of dispositional optimism and health beliefs are in agreement with conclusions of previous studies. In line with the construct of dispositional optimism the relationships with HOS scales of positive affectivity and evaluation. The key question in this study was the relationship between health beliefs and promoting behavior. The closest relationships were found between health beliefs and the factors of mental hygiene, preventive care, physical activity and healthy nutrition.
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