Aim: Although it is known that the frequency of obesity due to eating habits of students is increasing, beliefs, attitudes and perceptions are stated as factors affecting health behaviors. In this direction, the study was planned descriptively in order to determine relationship between university students' healthy living habits and perception and obesity awareness. Method: The universe of study was composed of individuals who studied a university, while the sample was 350 students who agreed to participate in the study and could be reached by researcher. Permission was obtained from the ethics committee and the relevant institution before the study. Results: It was determined that the average age of students was 20.79 ± 1.96, 72.0% were women, 9.4% worked, 43.7% studied in Law department, 36.4% stayed in a private dormitory during the education period. It was seen that 49.1% of the students were fed regularly but only 16.0% of them exercised regularly and 12.9% of them were obese in their family. The mean score of the students' total score was 67.34 ± 11.06 and mean total score of ÖFÖ was 42.63 ± 6.85. The sub-scores of SAÖ were 7.07 ± 2.35, the control center was 17.13 ± 4.09, self-awareness was 6.96 ± 2.22, precision was 11.47 ± 3.16. There is a negative, low-level relationship and significant difference between the importance of healthcare and the importance of health (r = -.172; p = .001) and self-awareness (r = -.203; p = .000), the relationship and significant difference in other parameters was observed to be absent (p>.005). Conclusion: As a result of the study, it was determined that the mean scores of the students' VOC and SAI were high and the health perception relationship was observed.
Keywords: Student, Health Perception, Health Behavior, Obesity Awareness