Determination of Healthy Life Style Behaviours of the Students in Middle-Adolescence

Halil Tanır

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to determine healthy life style behaviours, such as average daily sleep duration, sport
habit, physical activity level and eating habits, of high school students in their middle adolescence (15-17 ages). The
research sample consists of 642 (n=338 male and n=304 female) volunteer students in a secondary education
institution in Konya city centre. The questionnaire formed by examining relevant literature has been used to
determine healthy life style behaviours.
The average daily sleep duration of the students participating in the study is 8.30±1.26. 42.8% the of female students
and 37.8% of the male students do not do sports. 69.8% of the female students and 74.6% of the male students use
the internet from their mobile phones during the day. The percentage of those who watch television 1-3 hours and
more a day is 85.6% for the female students and 81.6% for the male students. 28.2% of the female students and 30.2%
of the male students skip meals. 38.8% of the female students and 36.1% of the male students have breakfast.
Within the lights of the findings in the survey, it has been concluded that the students in middle adolescence do not
healthy life style behaviours sufficiently. The students do not consume the eatables that are healthy for them. The
food stuffs, such as chips, chocolate, carbonated drinks and hamburgers, whose overconsumption is harmful to are
frequently consumed by students. It should not be forgotten that the eating habits obtained in the adolescence will
affect the adulthood period. Therefore, evaluating their nutritional status, adolescents should be gained adequate and
balanced nutrition habits. In the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, adequate balanced nutrition and physical activity
should be considered as a whole and, when required, a specialist health professional should be consulted for proper
nutritional advice.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n1p70

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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