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An Examination of the Relationship Between Hardiness, Stress, and Health Promoting Behaviors Among College Students

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Start Date 09/01/2004
End Date 06/30/2005
Funding Source Undergraduate Research Grants
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Last Updated 07/05/2008 01:25AM
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Faculty
  Claudia Lampman

Student Researchers
  Virginia Cress

Abstract

Stress and particularly its negative impact on a person's health is an important concern to society. Research suggests hardiness acts as a resistance resource in the encounter of stressful life events. Research also shows stressful life events can increase illness among people, however hardiness was shown to play a key role in decreasing the likelihood of the onset of symptoms. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between hardiness, perceived stress and health-promoting behaviors among college students. The variables will be measured using four surveys. Participants will be assessed using the Personal Views Survey III-R (PVS III-R), the Health Promoting Lifestyle II (HPLP II), the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and the College Schedule of Recent Events-Modified (CSRE-M). Results will be analyzed using multiple regression analysis. Based on the data retrieved, hardiness, perceived stress and gender will be examined to see how positively correlated they are to health-promoting behaviors. Gender differences among hardiness, perceived stress, and health-promoting behaviors will also be examined using descriptive statistics. The outcome of the study will help psychologists better understand the relationship between health-promoting behaviors, stress, and a hardy personality.

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