Sense of Coherence, Perceived Stress and Health Related Quality of Life in College Students

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Jasmine Townsend Pei-Chun Hsieh Marieke Van Puymbroeck Jeanne Johnston Ruth Gassman Jon Agley Susan Middlestadt Ahmed YoussefAgha

Abstract

College years can be very stressful, as they are uncertain times. Sense of coherence and physical activity are known to reduce levels of stress. A sample of 1185 college students revealed that sense of coherence and perceived stress were related to overall health, fewer unhealthy days, as well as fewer days of limited activity, and lower levels of perceived stress. Physical activity was related to overall general health and mental health days. Implications for higher education administration are discussed.

 

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Author Biographies

Jasmine Townsend, University of Mississippi

Jasmine Townsend, Ph.D., CTRS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management. She is also the Therapeutic Recreation Track coordinator.

Pei-Chun Hsieh, Temple University

Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Indiana University

Associate Professor in Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies.

Jeanne Johnston, Indiana University

Department of Kinesiology

Ruth Gassman, Indiana University

Department of Applied Health Sciences

Jon Agley, Indiana University

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Applied Health Sciences

Susan Middlestadt, Indiana University

Professor, Department of Applied Health Sciences

Ahmed YoussefAgha, Indiana University

Department of Applied Health Sciences