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Table 3 Behaviors and habits of youth by perception of mentor at the boarding school (n = 158)

From: The relationship between mentoring on healthy behaviors and well-being among Israeli youth in boarding schools: a mixed-methods study

  Negative perception of mentor (n = 107) Positive perception of mentor (n = 51) Total (n = 158)
Behaviors Percent (n) Percent (n) Percent (n)
Healthy habits    
Fruits consumed at least daily 36.5 (39) 37.3 (19) 36.7 (58)
Vegetables consumed at least daily 41.1 (44) 52.9 (27) 44.9 (71)
One hour of physical activity at least 5 days/week 27.1 (29) 31.4 (16) 28.5 (45)
Two hours or less of TV watching per day-weekdays 53.3 (57) 58.8 (30) 55.1 (87)
Two hours or less of TV watching per day-weekends 55.1 (59) 56.9 (29) 55.7 (88)
School performance    
Teacher thinks youth is a good student** 59.5 (66) 81.8 (45) 66.9 (111)
Youth thinks of self as a good student** 47.3 (52) 70.9 (39) 55.2 (91)
Peer relationships    
At least three friends 62.6 (67) 64.7 (33) 63.3 (100)
Most friends engage in risky behavior 74.8 (80) 88.2 (45) 79.1 (125)
Social distress    
Not feeling distressed last 12 months*** 39.5 (60) 66.1 (37) 46.6 (97)
Not involved in bullying last 12 months** 36.2 (55) 58.9 (33) 42.3 (88)
Risky behaviors    
Smoking – never or rarely 58.6 (65) 50.9 (28) 56.0 (93)
Drinks alcohol- never or rare 32.4 (36) 39.6 (21) 34.8 (57)
Smoked marijuana in the past 30 days – never* 80.8 (84) 94.4 (51) 85.4 (135)
  1. *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001.
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