THE IMPACT OF WELLNESS DIMENSIONS ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF UNDERGRADUATES OF GOVERNMENT UNIVERSITIES IN SRI LANKA

P. D. V. Charika Wickramarathne, Jeong Chun Phuoc, Jacqualine Tham

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Wellness is a concept that comes from the early decades of the twentieth century. From several wellness dimension models researchers have identified six main dimensions of wellness. They are Physical Wellness, Social Wellness, Emotional Wellness, Intellectual Wellness, Spiritual Wellness, and Occupational Wellness. This study demonstrates the impact of wellness dimensions on the academic performance of undergraduates of government universities in Sri Lanka. Out of fifteen government universities in Sri Lanka, undergraduates from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Colombo, University of Kelaniya and University of Peradeniya were selected as the sample. Data were collected based on simple random sampling method using a five-point Likert scale questionnaire. Collected data were analyzed by means of structural equation modeling using Amos software. According to the findings of this study, wellness dimensions have an impact on the academic performance of government university undergraduates in Sri Lanka.

 

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