An Application Determining Hygiene Behaviors of University Students

Erkal S., Şahin H.

International Journal of Business and Social Sciences, vol.2, no.8, pp.170-176, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Abstract This study examines the hygiene behaviors of university students. The research data is collected through a survey prepared according to the “Hygiene Behavior Scale” and applied to the students (N: 945) of four departments in Gazi University, Faculty of Industrial Arts Education, Ankara. It is a descriptive study. The most positive student hygiene behavior (  =3.60) was observed in the dimension of house hygiene. General hygiene (  =3.43), hand hygiene techniques (  =3.24), food hygiene (  =3.17), and personal hygiene (  =2.73) followed the house hygiene respectively. Behaviors of female students were found to be more positive in terms of general hygiene, house hygiene, food hygiene, and hand hygiene techniques. In addition, a significant relationship was found between gender and general hygiene, house hygiene, food hygiene, and hand hygiene techniques as well as between the social class variable and general hygiene, house hygiene, and food hygiene (p<0.05). Keywords: Hygiene, university students, hygiene behavior