Social problem solving and health behaviors of undergraduate students Academic Article uri icon


  • The relationship of social problem solving to health behaviors as reported by 126 undergraduate students was examined. Pearson correlations revealed significant relationships between elements of social problem solving and wellness and accident prevention behaviors, and traffic and substance risk taking. However, the pattern of correlations revealed interesting differences between men and women. These data are discussed in light of theoretical notions concerning social problem solving, and implications for wellness programs on campus are discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Elliott, T. R., Johnson, M. O., & Jaokson, R.

publication date

  • January 1997