Health Behavior and Academic Performance of Sri Lankan Undergraduates

G. G. Rasika Nirmal, M. K. Dinithi Padmasiri


In spite of the ample determinants of academic performance, which could be found in the extant literature, health behavior is scarcely investigated with undergraduates’ academic performance. Bridging the gap in the literature, based on the social exchange theory and the social learning theory, the current study has assessed the impact of health behavior on academic performance of management undergraduates (n = 304) of state universities in Sri Lanka.

Findings reveal that there is a strong positive relationship between health behavior and academic performance. It is recommended that healthy practices should be promoted among undergraduates in universities and higher educational institutes by linking such healthy practices to subjects, and by encouraging undergraduates to follow extracurricular activities during the study period.

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International Journal of Human Resource Studies  ISSN 2162-3058


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