Effects of Self-efficacy, Health Perception, Social Support and Perceived Disability on Health Promoting Behavior of Nursing Students

  • Mi Sun Lee1, Hee Kyung Kim2
Keywords: Nursing students, Health promoting behaviors, Self-efficacy, Social support, Perceived disability

Abstract

Purpose: This study is a descriptive survey to investigate the relationship between health promoting
behaviors and self-efficacy, health perception, social support and perceived disability and to identify factors
affecting health promoting behaviors among nursing students.
Method: With the permission of the Education Committee of the Department of a University, 249 nursing
college students explained the purpose and method of research and collected data with written consent. The
data were analyzed by the t-test, ANOVA and Pearson’s correlation and Stepwise Multiple Regression using
the SPSS 24.0 program.
Results: The health promoting behaviors of the subjects were a positive correlation at the statically significant
level at the self-efficacy (r=.73, p<.001), health perception (r=.50, p<.001), Social support (r=.62, p<.001)
and a negative correlation at the perceived disability (r=-.29 p<.001). Regression analysis showed that health
condition (β =-.144, p <.001), health concern (β=-.147 p<.001), self-efficacy (β=.523, p<.001) and social
support (β=.199, p<.001) explained 62.0% of health promoting behaviors and health conditions, health
concern, self-efficacy and social support were the main factors influencing health promoting behaviors of
nursing student.
Conclusion: Through the result of this study, it is necessary to develop programs that allow nursing students
to observe their health conditions and raise their interest in health and promote self-efficacy and social
support.

Author Biography

Mi Sun Lee1, Hee Kyung Kim2

1Doctoral student, Department of NUrsing, Kongju National University, Gongju, South Korea,
2Professor, Department of Nursing, Kongju National University, Gongju, South Korea

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Mi Sun Lee1, Hee Kyung Kim2. (2020). Effects of Self-efficacy, Health Perception, Social Support and Perceived Disability on Health Promoting Behavior of Nursing Students. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 734-739. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1202