Title

Perception on the effects of an active lifestyle on mental health of Bachelor of Science in Nursing students at De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Sedentary Behavior, Mental Health, Nursing Students

Abstract

A descriptive research using quantitative non-experimental research design was used in the research study. The target population was comprised of all male and female nursing students from level one to level four enrolled in academic year 2015-2016. Total population sampling was used as sampling method. An adapted-modified questionnaire was used as instrument and data was analysed using percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test and f-test. The study concluded the following: (1) majority of the nursing students from De La Salle Health Sciences Institute were 18-20 years old, female, from first year level and having a monthly family income of Php 100,000-249,999; (2) the nursing students of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute had a very high perception on the effects of active lifestyle on mental health; (3) the perception on the effects of an active lifestyle on mental health of the respondents were the same regardless of their age, gender, year level, and monthly family income.

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