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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2016;25(2):113-122.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2016.25.2.113    Published online July 20, 2016.
University Students' Health Behavior, Depression, and Ego-resilience.
Keum Suk Park, Hae Min Yoon
1College of Nursing, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea. ksp110@hanmail.net
2Division of Student Support, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gangneung, Korea.
The objectives of the study were to examine university students' health behavior, depression, and ego-resilience in order to understand the relationship between these variables, and to identify factors influencing ego-resilience. METHODS: Data were collected from a sample of 302 students attending G University. The data collection period was from October 28, 2015 to December 21, 2015. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and multiple regression with the SPSS Statistics version 23 Program. RESULTS: The number of close friends was weakly correlated with depression and ego-resilience: specifically, the number of close friends had a weak negative correlation with depression, and a weak positive correlation with ego-resilience. Factors significantly influencing the students' ego-resilience were depression, type of residence, frequency of exercise, and gender, with a total explanatory power of 18%. CONCLUSION: These findings indicate that intervention programs to improve ego-resilience should be developed. Research into ego-resilience should be replicated with students from a variety of cultural background and diverse study areas.
Key Words: University students; Health behavior; Depression; Ego-resilience
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