The purpose o f this study was to characterize the relationship between the health behaviors and academic achievement o f university women. To this end, female freshmen at Mississippi University for Women were given questionnaires measuring their healthrelated lifestyle habits that were then correlated with the students’ grade point averages. Lifestyle habits were assessed via the Wellness Worksheet questionnaire (WW), and academic success, first semester grade point averages (GPA). The analysis revealed a moderately weak and positive relationship between healthier lifestyle choices and first semester GPA, r = .34. Among the behaviors addressed by the WW, alcohol and other drug use correlated most highly with GPA, r = .43.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Dr. Joyce Yates
Dr. James Roth
Dr. Mark Bean
Taylor, Courtney, "The Relationship Between the Health Behaviors of Female University Freshmen and Their Academic Success" (2006). MSN Research Projects. 173.