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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(5), 967; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15050967

The Relative Contribution of Dietary Habits, Leisure-Time Exercise, Exercise Attitude, and Body Mass Index to Self-Rated Health among College Students in Taiwan

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Department of Leisure Management, Taiwan Shoufu University, Tainan 72153, Taiwan
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Department of Physical Education, Health & Recreation, National Chiayi University, Chiayi 60004, Taiwan
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Department of Leisure Service Management, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung 41349, Taiwan
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Department of Tourism, Leisure, Entertainment Management, Tatung Institute of Technology, Chiayi 60044, Taiwan
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Received: 8 March 2018 / Revised: 7 May 2018 / Accepted: 8 May 2018 / Published: 11 May 2018
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Background: Self-rated health (SRH) is consistent with objective health status and can serve as a global measure of health status in the general population. The purpose of this study is to find the connections of dietary habits, leisure-time exercise, exercise attitude, and body mass index (BMI) to SRH among college students. Methods: The “dietary–exercise attitude and SRH” questionnaire was developed to investigate college students in Taiwan through the Internet. Partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) was used to test the relationship among them. Results: The reliability and validity were confirmed using PLS-SEM. The results found exercise habits, dietary habits, and BMI explained 26.5% of SRH. Poor dietary habits and being overweight led to bad health status (negative path coefficients to SRH). Additionally, the study found that positive exercise attitude had a positive relationship with exercise habits. Conclusions: Based on the results, college students should be well-informed of the potential threat of poor dietary habits and being overweight to health and should improve their attitude with respect to exercise so as to prevent overweight-related diseases. View Full-Text
Keywords: dietary habits; college students, leisure-time exercise; exercise attitude; body mass index; self-rated health dietary habits; college students, leisure-time exercise; exercise attitude; body mass index; self-rated health
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Hsieh, H.-H.; Chang, C.-M.; Liu, L.-W.; Huang, H.-C. The Relative Contribution of Dietary Habits, Leisure-Time Exercise, Exercise Attitude, and Body Mass Index to Self-Rated Health among College Students in Taiwan. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 967.

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