Introduction: The lifestyles of university students are essential, as they impact their physical and mental well-being, as well as academic success.
Objective: To analyze the lifestyles of students majoring in Administration, Accounting, and Law at a private university in the Peruvian Amazon.
Methods: A quantitative, non-experimental, cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. A total of 285 students participated and were administered the Lifestyle Profile (PEPS-I), an instrument with adequate metric properties. Descriptive statistical methods were applied to categorize the variable and dimensions according to cut-off points. Similarly, the non-parametric Chi-Square test was used to determine whether lifestyles were significantly associated with the proposed sociodemographic and employment-related variables.
Results: It was found that 40.7% of the students had a less healthy lifestyle, 32.3% had a healthy lifestyle, and 27% had an unhealthy lifestyle. Likewise, the dimensions of nutrition, exercise, and health responsibility were also rated as unhealthy, while the dimensions of stress management, interpersonal support, and self-actualization were rated as healthy. Furthermore, it was found that lifestyles were associated with some sociodemographic variables, such as gender and socioeconomic level.
Conclusions: The students were characterized by having a less healthy lifestyle. Based on the results found, it is imperative that universities implement health education programs focused on promoting healthy lifestyle habits.
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