Health Beliefs Related to Health Behavior and Brushing Behavior of Some College Foreign Students

일부대학 외국인 유학생의 건강행태 및 칫솔질 행태에 따른 건강신념

  • Received : 2019.01.21
  • Accepted : 2019.02.07
  • Published : 2019.04.28


The purpose of this research is to analyze the actual behavior of foreign students health behavior and toothbrush behavior, analyze the relationship with health beliefs, and prepare basic materials for maintaining and promoting foreign students health. Analyzed with the SPSS WIN 12.0 program and gained meaningful results(p<.05). The gross average of health beliefs was 3.71.Perceived sensitivity mean was 2.99, perceived seriousness mean was 3.47 and perceived profitability mean was the highest at 4.35.In the case of Health beliefs according to health behavior and oral health behavior, perceived sensitivity and health beliefs was high in non-drinking. Perceived profitability and health beliefs was high in non-smoking. Health beliefs, perceived importance and profitability were high at the replacement time of brushing where the crust was sensitive in the range of brushing. In the brushing range, perceived sensitivity was high. In the brushing exchange cycle, health beliefs, perceived seriousness and perceived profitability were high. As a result of regression analysis, non-smoking(p=.009), brushing exchange time was 1-3 months (p=.000), health belief was high. A comprehensive systematic education of appropriate health and brushing behavior will be carried out for international student health promotion.


Health Behavior;Health Belief;Foreign Students;Toothbrushing Behavior

Table 1. General Characteristics, health and brushingbehavior of the Study Subjects

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Table 2. Health behavior according to general characteristics

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Table 3. Behavior of brushing according to general characteristics

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Table 4. Health Confidence According to Health Behavior and Oral Health Behavior

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Table 5. A hierarchical regression analysis of health beliefs, health behaviors, and oral health

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