Well-being and health-risk behavior in university students

Published: 9 November 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/49jvrz6nf8.2
Regina Alves


This is the first study of its kind in Portugal and one of the few existing ones at an international level, by investigating the mediating effect of social influence in the correlation between well-being and health-related risk behaviors among university students. By analyzing social influence through three specific agents (living with one's family after enrolling or entering Higher Education, having friends who are active consumers of legal or illicit psychoactive substances (tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs) and having a romantic partner), I achieved a better understanding of the issue of well-being according to 5 specific dimensions and with the inclusion of 7 different risk behaviors for one's health in our analysis.



Well-Being, Health Behavior