Health education graduate students were surveyed to assess perceptions of their professional responsibility to be role models of healthy behaviors, characteristics of a professional role model, and related socializing experiences during professional preparation.
A total of 233 randomly selected health education graduate students participated in this study nationwide.
Significant inverse associations were found between students'year in graduate school and sense of excellence as a role model, graduate program satisfaction, and professional commitment (all ps<0.05).
Students'sense of professional marketability and competence to role model were statistically significant in predicting their perception that role modeling healthy behaviors is a professional responsibility, F (2,215)=110.25, p=0.00001.
Positive associations also were found between students'desire to improve fitness behavior, nutrition, and weight and/or body fat ratio with self-ratings as role models (all ps<0.05).
Implications for the profession and preparation are provided.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Etudiant, Médecine, Autoperception, Questionnaire, Responsabilité professionnelle, Formation professionnelle, Modèle, Education santé, Niveau étude, Comportement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Human, Student, Medicine, Self perception, Questionnaire, Occupational responsibility, Occupational training, Models, Health education, Education level, Behavior
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0481090
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/03/2000.