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Healthy lifestyle behaviors and climate change awareness of college students

Juvelyn D. Capili

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Int. J. Biosci.14(6), 293-301, June 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.6.293-301


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This study assessed the level of awareness among Filipino adolescents on climate change, health, and physical fitness. It employed a descriptive survey research design. Two sets of structured questionnaire namely Healthy Life Style Behaviors Scale and climate awareness and health survey were used to collect data among 197 respondents. This study revealed that participants had a low and inconsistent understanding regarding climate change and its impact on health. Results revealed that the respondents have a moderate level of practicing a healthy lifestyle while a fair level of awareness regarding the effects of climate change on their health. Test of difference showed that there is a significant difference on the healthy lifestyle behaviors, climate change, and health awareness when grouped according to gender particularly on exercise, nutrition, interpersonal support, and climate change awareness in favor of the female respondents. Result of the study will serve as a basis for the university to implement activities with the aim of enhancing the Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours and Climate Change Awareness of College Students.


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