Relationship between Health Behaviors and Technology Usage among Late Adolescents

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American Journal of Health Behavior




Objective: To examine associations between technology usage and specific health factors among college students.

Methods: The research employed was a quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional design; undergraduate students enrolled in spring 2012 general health education courses were recruited to participate. To explore college students' specific technology usage and health-related behaviors, a 28-item questionnaire was utilized.

Results: Statistical significant differences of technology usage were found between 3 of the 4 health-related behaviors under study (BMI, sleep, and nutrition) (p < .05).

Conclusion: As technology usage continues to evolve within the college student population, health professionals need to understand its implications on health behaviors.