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The role of hope in engaging in healthy behaviors among college students.
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PMID:  22040587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To examine hope in relation to alcohol use, binge drinking, smoking, exercise, and limiting of dietary fat among college students.
METHODS: Undergraduate students (N=2265) completed an online survey.
RESULTS: Lower hope scores were related to binge drinking and smoking in the past month and more frequent drinking and binge drinking, controlling for sociodemographics. Higher hope scores were related to greater likelihood of and more frequent exercising and fat limitation in the past month.
CONCLUSIONS: Interventions to improve college student health behaviors should target hope.
Authors:
Carla J Berg; Lorie A Ritschel; Deanne W Swan; Lawrence C An; Jasjit S Ahluwalia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
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