KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HEALTH OUTCOMES IN COLLEGE STUDENTS [Kennesaw State University]
Keywords:Health, Knowledge, College, Students
Research has shown that science-related majors who are exposed to information pertaining to their general and physical health have a better understanding of what is needed for a healthy lifestyle compared to their counterparts in majors outside of the sciences (Ferkel et al., 2014). Previous research has shown an increase in unhealthy choices amongst young adults, specifically college students (Abraham et al., 2018). The purpose of this research is to determine the extent to which students in different majors know correct information about their health. Questions via survey will be proposed to various majors at Kennesaw State University pertaining to different health topics with the goal of comparing different majors on their health knowledge or misconceptions. After the survey, there will be a post information guide to which the answers will be given. The purpose of the post information guide is to further educate college students about the choices they make and the effect those choices will have on their body and academic success. The questions will focus on how topics such as binge drinking, nutrition, water consumption, and disease prevention. This information could help us find which body of students have the most misconceptions about health and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This information could improve incoming and current students’ outlook on health. Also, this information could improve our university’s required wellness course by helping to inform instructors about health topics that are commonly misconstrued.
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