Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 4

Underlying Reasons of Christians’ Reluctance to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle at Senga Seventh-Day Adventists Church in Gweru - Zimbabwe

Sophonie Ndahayo, Monique Mukanyandwi, and Michel V Mutabazi

Associate Professor of Public Health, APGDPHR, ProfDPHM, PhDPH, MSc, BSc, Dip Nursing, Zambia

*Corresponding Author:Sophonie Ndahayo, Associate Professor of Public Health, APGDPHR, ProfDPHM, PhDPH, MSc, BSc, Dip Nursing, Zambia.

Received: March 10, 2022; Published: March 24, 2022

Abstract

The purpose of this descriptive study was to establish underlying reasons of respondents’ reluctance to adopt a healthy lifestyle at Senga SDA Church in Zimbabwe. A sample of 41 members filled in a structured questionnaire which was used to collect data. Data were analysed statistically using SPSS 16.0 to identify descriptive information of the results. Findings showed that while members (87.80%) expected leaders to be role models even in the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, leaders did not consider themselves charismatic. It was recommended that further studies with larger samples for generalisation of results are necessary.

Keywords:Healthy Lifestyle; Role Model; Reluctance; Adventists

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Citation

Citation: Sophonie Ndahayo., et al. “Underlying Reasons of Christians’ Reluctance to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle at Senga Seventh-Day Adventists Church in Gweru - Zimbabwe".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.4 (2022): 120-134.

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Copyright: © 2022 Sophonie Ndahayo., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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