An Examination of Family Hygiene Behaviors


Şahin H., Erkal S.

International Journal of Business and Social Science, vol.5, no.5, pp.37-45, 2014 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Business and Social Science
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-45

Abstract

Abstract The aim of this study was to examine family hygiene behaviors. The research data were obtained through the distribution of survey form prepared in conjunction with the “Hygiene Behavior Scale” to families living in the Ankara-Cebeci quarter and the collection of completed forms N: 900.This study is a supplemental type of research. While it was observed that participant families displayed the most positive hygiene behavior in house hygiene ( =3.62), this was followed by general hygiene ( =3.46), food hygiene ( =3.08), hand hygiene techniques ( =2.99) and personal hygiene ( =2.63), respectively. Significant relationships were observed between general hygiene, food hygiene, hand hygiene techniques and personal hygiene and sex; general hygiene, hand hygiene techniques and personal hygiene and education level; general hygiene, food hygiene, hand hygiene techniques and personal hygiene and spouse education level; general hygiene, house hygiene, food hygiene and hand hygiene techniques and income level (p<0.05). Key Words: Family, General hygiene, Hygiene, Hygiene behavior, Personal hygiene.