Health Promotion Behavior and Health-related Quality of Life by Acculturation Levels among Chinese University Students in Korea

재한중국유학생의 문화적응환경에서의 건강증진행위와 건강관련 삶의 질

  • Received : 2017.04.25
  • Accepted : 2017.07.13
  • Published : 2017.08.28


This study was to identify the relationship between health promoting behaviors and health related quality of life at acculturation environment of Chinese international students in Korea. From November 2010 to December 2011, 395 Chinese international students in undergraduate, masters or doctorate courses from 10 universities and graduate schools in Seoul and vicinity participated in self-report survey of the acculturation level, the health promoting behaviors and SF-12, the health related quality of life. The data of 395 students were classified to 3 groups based on the acculturation level. The low level group showed the health promoting behaviors strongly influence the physical component score of quality of life. As the acculturation level increased, the health promoting behaviors closely affected to the mental health-related quality of life. The results indicated that the acculturation level may be control variable to define the relationship between the health promoting behaviors and the health-related quality of life.


Acculturation;Health Promoting Behaviors;Quality of Life;International Student


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