IJCRR - 6(8), April, 2014
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HEALTH PROMOTING BEHAVIORS AMONG MANIPURI AND NORTH INDIAN STUDENTS IN CHANDIGARH, INDIA
Author: Suraj S. Senjam
Background: Many students from north east India mostly from Manipur have migrated to Chandigarh for further studies. It is worthwhile to know how their health promoting behaviours is different from north Indian students in Chandigarh. Objective: To compare health promoting behaviours of migrant Manipuri students and north Indian students of Chandigarh. Material and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in four purposively selected colleges of Chandigarh during September 2007 to June 2008. Two hundred students (Manipuri=100 and north Indian=100 with equal proportion of male and female) were studied using a self administered questionnaires of health promoting lifestyle profile (HPLP). Results and Conclusion: Local students had significantly higher sense of health responsibility than Manipuri students (24.69 vs. 25.54; p<0.04), whereas Manipuri students had significantly higher skills or capacity for stress management than the local students (24.41 vs. 23.21; p<0.01). Manipuri students were less concerned regarding their health than Chandigarh students. Total HPLP score was not significantly different in the two groups. Recommendation: Further research like qualitative research needs to be conducted to identify reasons for Manipuri students giving less attention on their health
Keywords: Migration & Health, Health promoting lifestyle profile, Student?s health, lifestyle.
Suraj S. Senjam. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HEALTH PROMOTING BEHAVIORS AMONG MANIPURI AND NORTH INDIAN STUDENTS IN CHANDIGARH, INDIA International Journal of Current Research and Review. 6(8), April, 52-56
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