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Health-promoting Lifestyles and Related Factors among White-collar Employees of One Business Company in Taipei
the health-promoting lifestyles
Health-promoting Lifestyles and Related Factors among White-collar Employees of One Business Company in Taipei Tasi-Jong Wu ABSTRACT The main purposes of this study were to understand the health-promoting lifestyles among white-collar employees, and to investigate the relationships of the health-promoting lifestyles with demographic variables, experience about health lifestyle, and health concepts. The 350 samples were selected by random numbers sampling from one business company in Taipei city. The data collection was based on structural questionnaire, and there were 291 valid samples with 88% of the response rate. The major findings of the study were as follows: 1. In the health-promoting lifestyles, the highest score was self-actualization, followed by interpersonal support, nutrition, stress management, health responsibility, and the lowest was exercise. In the health concepts, the highest score was the adaptive health concepts, followed by eudaimonistic health concepts, role-playing health conception, while the lowest was clinical health concepts. In the experience about health lifestyle, most of the white-collar employees had the experience of participating the health-promoting lessons, and considered their health status being normal or good. For over 86 % of subjects, the major way of medicine-seeking was western medicine. The 53 subjects had chronic diseases requiring medical follow-up. The number of subjects whose family had chronic diseases was 104. 2. Among the demographic variables, age, living situation, the period of time in the working field showed positive correlations with the health-promoting lifestyles. The subjects whose education level was occupational or senior high school had better health-promoting lifestyles. 3. The health concepts, the perceived health status, and the frequency of participating the health-promoting lessons had positive correlations with the health-promoting lifestyles. 4. The eudaimonistic health concepts, the perceived health status, and the frequency of participating the health-promoting lessons were the significant predictors toward health-promoting lifestyles, and could explain 23.7% of the variance of health-promoting lifestyles. The eudaimonistic health concepts was the strongest predictor. Keywords: white-collar employees, the health-promoting lifestyles, health concepts
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