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Perceived Self-efficacy in Alimentary Care and Physical Health in Mexican University Students, Comparisons by Gender
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 873-877
Received: Nov. 15, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 24, 2015; Published: Dec. 14, 2015
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Authors
Jose R. Blanco, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Juan C. Barron, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Veronica Benavides, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Hector L. Medina, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
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Abstract
The objective of this research was to compare the profiles of perceived self-efficacy in alimentary care behaviors and physical health of men and women university students. The overall sample consisted of 1313 subjects; 710 women and 603 men students of the degrees offered at the Faculty of Physical Culture of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, with an average age of 20.46 years (SD = 1.87). The approach adopted in the research was framed within a quantitative approach with a descriptive design survey type. The differences found between men and women regarding their perception of self-efficacy in the care of their diet and physical health, suggest that when designing any intervention that aims to improve perceived self-efficacy must be taken into account the gender variable. Future research should replicate these findings in larger samples.
Keywords
Student’s Beliefs, Gender Differences, Higher Education, Health Care, Students Characteristics
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Jose R. Blanco, Juan C. Barron, Veronica Benavides, Hector L. Medina, Perceived Self-efficacy in Alimentary Care and Physical Health in Mexican University Students, Comparisons by Gender, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 873-877. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150306.22
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