Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(8), pp. 1279 - 1287
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050801
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Determination of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors of High School Students


Evrim Çelebi 1,*, Cemal Gündoğdu 2, Aysel Kızılkaya 2
1 Faculty of Health Sciences, Firat University, Turkey
2 School of Physical Education and Sports, Inonu University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Healthy lifestyle behaviors can be defined as all the behaviors believed and applied by individuals to be healthy, maintain health and be protected from diseases. This study aims to determine the healthy lifestyle behaviors of high school students studying at the high schools in the Province of Elazig, Turkey. The study population of this descriptive study consists of students studying at the high schools located in the Cumhuriyet neighborhood located in the city center of the Province of Elazig. Simple random sampling method was used to select 459 students among the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders studying at that high school the study sample consists of these 459 students. As a data collection tool, a Personal Information Form, which includes items for students' socio-demographic information, and the Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale-II were used. The study findings indicated that students adopted the healthy lifestyle behaviors moderately. Variables such as gender, type of school, grade, family income, paternal education status were found to be effective on the healthy lifestyle behaviors.

KEYWORDS
Student, Adolescent, Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Evrim Çelebi , Cemal Gündoğdu , Aysel Kızılkaya , "Determination of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors of High School Students," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 5, No. 8, pp. 1279 - 1287, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050801.

(b). APA Format:
Evrim Çelebi , Cemal Gündoğdu , Aysel Kızılkaya , (2017). Determination of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors of High School Students. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 5(8), 1279 - 1287. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050801.