2021, Cilt 8, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 029-034
The Relationship Between Self-Care Agency and Health Promotion in Adolescents and Factors Affecting Self-Care Agency
Nuriye YILDIRIM ŞİŞMAN1, Gülnur ARSLAN ÇAKIR2
1Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Düzce, Türkiye
2Hemşire, Okmeydanı Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Çocuk Yoğun Bakım Servisi, Şişli, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Adolescent, health promotion, self-care

Aim: This study aims to identify the relationship between self-care agency and health promotion behaviors of adolescents and factors affecting their self-care agency.

Material and Methods: This descriptive and correlational study was conducted with 453 students in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades in a public Anatolian high school located in Duzce city center between February and December 2017. The data were collected using a Student Information Form, the Self-Care Agency Scale, and the Adolescent Health Promotion Scale.

Results: In the study, the total self-care agency score of the adolescents was 83.85 ± 16.55, and their health promotion score average was 131.75 ± 24.19. While the adolescents got the highest score from the self-realization subscale of the health promotion scale (28.69 ± 6.43), they received the lowest score from the exercise subscale (15.26 ± 4.64). There is a moderately positive and statistically significant relationship between self-care agency and adolescent health promotion scale mean scores (p <0.01, r: 0.649). The variables that explain self-care agency were self-realization, health responsibility, perception of health, stress management, nutrition, and gender.

Conclusion: The adolescents’ self-agency and health promotion mean scores were at the medium level. The adolescents obtained the highest mean score on the self-realization subscale and the lowest mean score on the exercise subscale.