Wellness Factors in First Year College Students

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One of the priorities for college campuses is an emphasis on promoting healthy behaviors. To assess health promotion behaviors of college students the Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL) was used. Students in this study scored highest on the WEL subscales of love (85.64 out of 100) and sense of worth (83.81 out of 100) and lowest on the nutrition (67.16 out of 100) and stress management (73.48 out of 100). Comparison to national norms indicates significant differences on several of the scale scores. Implications for current practice and future research are discussed in relation to the findings.