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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611

Abstract

GONZALEZ-CANTERO, Joel-Omar et al. Psychological capital and its relationship with lifestyle of Mexican university students. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.2, pp.439-443. ISSN 1699-5198.  http://dx.doi.org/10.20960/nh.172.

Background:

University students don't have a healthy lifestyle so it is necessary to identify psychosocial variables that can increase it.

Objective:

To determine the relationship between the psychological capital (CapPsi) and lifestyle (EV) of Mexican university students.

Method:

A cross-sectional and correlational study was carried out among 320 students of a public university. The sample was non probabilistic by quotas. To assess the factors of CapPsi were used the General Scale of Self-efficacy, the Scale of Hope for Adults, Questionnaire of Resilience, the Life Orientation Test and; to assess the lifestyle was used the Fantastic questionnaire.

Results:

The variables of the CapPsi correlated with the healthy lifestyle; resilience (r = 0.505, p < 0.01); hope (r = 0.432, p < 0.01); optimism (r = 0.412, p < 0.01); and self-efficacy (r = 0.400, p < 0.01). The 33.3 of the total variance of the lifestyle was explained by the CapPsi (R2 = 0.333).

Conclusions:

Based on the results, it is assumed that the CapPsi improve lifestyle; however, further research is necessary to determine if the influence of CapPsi is in the adoption and / or maintenance of healthy lifestyle and identify how each one of its factors influences it particularly. The CapPsi has a representative percentage of prediction of healthy lifestyle. It is necessary that health promotion and prevention programs incorporate the approach of CapPsi to achieve a healthy lifestyle in the university students.

Keywords : Psychological capital; Lifestyle; University students.

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