Purpose: This study investigated gender differences of health promotion lifestyle in student athletes, and the relationships among age, training years, weekly training hours, and health promotion lifestyle. Methods: Stratified sampling of 368 students participated (mean age=20 ± 1.8 years) from 18 universities in Taiwan, who admitted to colleges based on their sport performance. Results: One-way ANOVA showed that males had higher general scores on HPLP-S than those of their females counterparts (p＜.05); males also had significant higher subscale scores on social interpersonal relationships (p＜.05). No gender difference was found among self-actualization, health responsibility, nutrition, stress management, and social interpersonal relationships. Pearson Correlations revealed that health promotion lifestyle has no significant correlations with age and training years (r=-.01; .04 respectively, p＞.05), yet the weekly training hours per week was found positively correlated with health responsibility (r=.19, p＜.05). Conclusion: In conclusion, male athletes had greater health promotion lifestyle than the female ones; health promotion lifestyle had no relationship with age and training years. In addition, the longer the weekly training hours, the more responsible the college athletes are for their own health.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|