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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 1999;5(2):219-231.
Published online December 31, 1999.
Analysis of Health Concept Perceived by the University Students in Korea
Kim Ae-Jung;Choi Soo-Jeong;
1Yeo Joo Institute of Technology
2College of Nursing department, Kwandong University
대학생들이 서술한 건강개념에 관한 분석
김애정, 최수정
1여주대학 간호과
2관동대학교 간호학과
Health is an important concept within the health component of nursing paradigm. And health concept is a core component to determine health behavior according to individual's health perception. Health habits during the period of university student will be affecting health behavior of the adult period. The purpose of this study was to analyze health concept of the university students in Korea and to provide the strategy of health care for the university students. The method of this research was a descriptive study using a self-report questionaire. The subjects were 301 students of university and their age was from 19 to 30. The results of this study were as follows: 1. Health concepts perceived by the university students were 'wholeness without difficulty', 'vitality', 'harmony', 'comfort', 'Good condition and fitness of physical and psychological condition', 'soundness', 'happiness', 'enabling' 'smoothness'. 2. Health was perceived by the subjects as an essential and an important component of life.
Key Words: Health

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