The Effectiveness of Healthy Lifestyle on Psychological Well-Being and Academic Motivation among Female Students

By Khorzoghi, Mahsa Ghadiri; Aflakifard, Hossein | Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, March 2016 | Go to article overview

The Effectiveness of Healthy Lifestyle on Psychological Well-Being and Academic Motivation among Female Students


Khorzoghi, Mahsa Ghadiri, Aflakifard, Hossein, Indian Journal of Positive Psychology


The existence of a healthy society depends on the health of adolescents and youth, dynamic and joyful. One of the things that help young people grow up healthy, psychological well-being is. Psychological well-being refers to the assessment of their life. The assessment of the cognitive judgment (life satisfaction) and to evaluate the emotional (feeling and positive and negative emotions) and covers (Deiner, 2005). The model has three components to the concept of subjective well-being offer. The first component with the consent of the various aspects of life (such as employment, marriage, parenting, friendship and The life of a whole) related to aspects of cognitive psychological well-being, two other components of the structure (positive affect and Negative) dimensions that describe daily emotional experiences (Bakhshi Pour, 2005). It is said that if a person's life satisfaction and euphoria, and only occasionally experience the thrill of such as sadness and anger experience, The psychological well-being is high, and vice versa, if you are unhappy with your life, joy and little interest continuous experience negative emotions such as anger and anxiety and feels, have lower psychological well-being is (Lavassani et al., 2013). In addition to the psychological well-being, according to the academic motivation and academic success youth field can provide population growth. Motivation is defined as a set of factors that led people to the activities and objectives There, it will lead and continuation of the (Kareshki, Momeni & Ghoreshi, 2014). In the field of education, motivation is a three-dimensional phenomenon encompassing individual beliefs about the ability to perform of the reasons or puiposes for participation in the activity and emotional responses associated with it it is an activity. Experts, motivation into two main groups, namely internal and external motivation has been divided, attractive intrinsic motivation necessary to perform an activity, created while under the influence of motivation The purpose of the specific activity of an independent external flashes (Pintrich & Shonk, 1998, translation Mehmaz Shahraray, 2012). To create psychological well-being and enhance motivation in school, there are various methods and techniques. It seems one of the effective methods of treatment approaches, methods of teaching a healthy lifestyle to students (Samimi et al., 2006; Hosseini, 2012). Both positive and negative aspects of lifestyle (healthy and high-risk) is. Many studies show that people who choose a healthy lifestyle risk behaviors are less flexible. Cockerham (2004) defines healthy lifestyle: a lifestyle, collective patterns of healthy behavior choices based on people and their lives in accordance with the position. Choose any form of consumerism lifestyle includes such choices, particularly in food, clothing, appearance, car, leisure, etc shapes, while Cockerham (2004) of these cases goes beyond the decision on the food, safety belts, hygiene, brushing and is considered part of a healthy lifestyle. In other words, healthy lifestyle choices of individuals, according to the situations of life. These choices impact on health-related behaviors (Noor Mohamadi Najafabadi, & Siddiqi Arfai 2011). Therefore, it is necessary to improve the health of a society to be given a healthier lifestyle. In this context Poladfar and Ahmadi (2006) as the relationship between lifestyle management and high school teachers of psychological disorders, the results showed that there was a significant relationship between lifestyle and psychological disorders and the equation is reversed is meant to increase the level of life, reduced psychological disorders. Chen et al. (2005) conducted a study as lifestyle and its relation to quality mental health in adolescents Japan did research results showed that lifestyle as an indicator of physical health on the basis of what is generally accepted to be mental health is anticipated. In addition to physical exercise and proper nutrition is also a positive impact on the health officials also daily lifestyle such as eating breakfast or take part in regular physical exercise have a direct relationship with mental health. …

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