Some demographic variables and personal health behaviors of teachers

Altun F., Caglar S., Yazici H.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.2314-2318 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.099
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2314-2318
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


There is substantial evidence that personal health behaviors are associated with some demographic variables. The main objective of this cross-sectional study was to analyze the association of demographic variables and personal health behaviors. A sample of 372 teachers (male=207, female=165) answered a self-questionnaire including socio-demographics and personal health behaviors variables. Gender was significantly associated with smoking and drinking. Socio-economic status was significantly associated with smoking and stress. In addition, marital status were related to daily consumption of breakfast, appropriate daily duration of sleep, appropriate daily duration of work, regular physical activity, stress and nutritionally balanced diet. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.