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Health behaviour and self-reported academic performance among university students: an international study

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-16 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T15:25:57Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T15:25:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2053
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to investigate health correlates of academic performance among university students from 26 low and middle income and emerging economy countries. Using anonymous questionnaires, data were collected from 20222 university students, 41.5% men and 58.5% women, with a mean age of 20.8 years (SD=2.8), from 26 countries across Africa, Asia and Americas. Overall, 28.4% reported excellent or very good, 65.5% good or satisfactory and 6.2% not satisfactory academic performance. Multivariate linear regression found that that sociodemographic factors (younger age, coming from a wealthier family background, lack of social support and high intrinsic religiosity), health behaviours (trying to eat fibre, avoiding fat and cholesterol, high levels of physical activity, no illicit drug use, not drinking and driving), and better mental health (no severe sleep problem and no moderate or severe depression) were associated self-reported academic performance. Several clustering health behaviours were identified which can be utilized in public health interventions. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Health behaviour and self-reported academic performance among university students: an international study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 5(27) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8531 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=15578 en
dc.PageNumber 998-1005 en
dc.outputnumber 7297 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K. & Pengpid, S. (2014) Health behaviour and self-reported academic performance among university students: an international study. <i>Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences</i>. 5(27):998-1005. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2053 en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pengpid, S. en


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