Volume 24, Issue 70 (June 2011)                   IJN 2011, 24(70): 39-48 | Back to browse issues page

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Pour vakhshoori N. MSc, Pasha A. MSc, Ghanbari A. PhD, Atrkar Roshan Z. PhD Student. Relationship between Self-efficacy and Health Behaviors of Faculty Members of Guilan University of Medical Science . IJN. 2011; 24 (70) :39-48
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-984-en.html
Senior Lecturer. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Guilan, Iran (Corresponding author) Tel: 09111364733 , nvakhshoori@gmail.com
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  Background & Aim: Health behaviors have a very important role in people,s health. Self-efficacy as a person`s belief about his abilities for doing a certain behavior is an influencing factor in human behaviors. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between self-efficacy and health behaviors in faculty members working in Guilan University of Medical Science.

  Material & method: It was a descriptive correlational study. The study consisted of 203 faculty members from Guilan University of Medical Science. The data related to self – efficacy and health behaviors were collected by modified version of SRAHPS and HPLPΙΙ respectively.

  Results: The research findings revealed that the faculty members have obtained %84.1 of self-efficacy and %65.9 of health behaviors scores. Chi-square Test showed a significant relationship between self-efficacy and health behaviors (P=0.0001). Pearson`s Correlation Test indicated that there was a significant relationship between self-efficacy and health behaviors and sex, age, educational level, marital status, number of children in family, monthly income and type and history of chronic illness (P=0.0001).

  Conclusion: Regarding the relationship between health behaviors and self - efficacy in the study population, reinforcement of self–efficacy via education in faculty members of Guilan University of Medical Sciences is recommended.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2011/11/27 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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