A study of the relationship between health risk behavior and person-environment fit

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dc.contributor.advisor Nicholas, Donald R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Malzon, Ronald A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:12Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1990 .M3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183877
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between person-environment fit (P-E fit) and health behavior in residence hall students, in order to better understand the effects of an environment on health behavior. Students living in the six wellness residence halls on the campus of Ball State University were asked to participate by filling out two questionnaires as part of a health screening. Participants completed 113 University Residence Environment Scale (URES), real and ideal form, questionnaires and 210 Healthier People health risk appraisal (HRA) questionnaires. Sixty-nine complete sets of data were used in this study. Pearson r correlation coefficients for the 10 URES subscale scores, a total P-E fit score, and health risk were used to examine the relationships between P-E fit and health behavior. Correlations of statistical significance were not found. From the results of this study, a relationship between P-E fit and health behavior is not supported. Further study is recommended.
dc.description.sponsorship Institute for Wellness
dc.format.extent v, 70 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Health risk assessment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Health and hygiene. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental health. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dormitories. en_US
dc.title A study of the relationship between health risk behavior and person-environment fit en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/722435 en_US


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