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American Journal of Health Studies
Health is complex and the perception of individual wellness can be influenced by various factors. Students at a Midwestern university estimated their BMI, completed the Perceived Wellness Survey, and had their BMI calculated. Measured BMI was significantly higher than estimated [F(2,155) = 62.03, p = 0.001]. Associations existed between the measured constructs of psychological (r = -0.231; p = 0.004), spiritual (r = 0.248; p = 0.002), and estimated BMI. Data indicates that perceived body composition is related to wellness. False perception of body composition could lead to wellness deficiencies.
Kenedy, Kylie; Wiedenman, Eric M.; Ball, James W.; Dinkel, Danae; Akehi, Kazuma; and Bice, Matthew R., "An Examination of Estimated BMI and Perceived Wellness among Students at a Midsized Midwest University" (2017). Health and Kinesiology Faculty Publications. 49.