Journal directory listing - Volume 44 (1999) - Education【44(1&2)】October

Health Beliefs, Diet-related Self-efficacy, and Diet Behavior of the College Students Author: Sheu-jen Huang (Department of Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University), Yuan-ching Yao (Tou-chien Junior High School, Taipei Country)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 44, No. 1
Date:October 1999


The main purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of psychosocial factors such as perceived susceptibility, severity, barrier, self-efficacy on diet behavior. The population of this study was 5,241 students who registered in a university in the fall term of 1993 .Five hundred and five students were drawn by using the stratified systematic method as the sample. They filled out the self-administered questionnaires on both the first and the second wave surveys. The data of the independent variables were collected on the first wave and the dependent variable was collected on the second wave. The results were: (1) the students did not eat sensibily. Many students ate at late night or between meals and took unhealthful food with high sugar, high fiber and fried food and with low fiber. (2) The psychosocial factors that were associated with diet behavior were perceived susceptibility, perceived barrier, benefit and situational self-efficacy of taking good diet. (3) Females ate more sensibly than males. Both the psychosocial and sociodemographic variables accounted for 18% of the variance

Keywords:College students, Diet behavior, Health Belief Model, Self-efficacy

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APA FormatHuang, S.-J. (1999). Health Beliefs, Diet-related Self-efficacy, and Diet Behavior of the College Students. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 44(1&2), 43-53.