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The aim was to identify the factors that affecting their healthy lifestyle behaviors and quality of life of youths. This research carried out as a descriptive and crossectional in west of Turkey. The sample composed of a total of 100 healthy university students. Data collection tools were a Turkish version of the Health Life Style Behavior Scale (HLSB) II and World Health Organization Quality of Life – abbreviated version (WHOQOL- BREF). The mean, percentage distribution of the sample were calculated; one-way analysis of variance, student t test, Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis were used to evaluate the veri. The results revealed that smoking and alcohol consumption rates of the youths are low, healthy lifestyle behaviors are at medium level, spiritual growth and interpersonal relations scores are high, physical activity is at the lowest level, those living in a metropolis have high healthy lifestyle behaviors and health responsibilities; and highness of income, educated parents, living with family and perception of good health increase life quality. In conclusion; youths can be supported through social support systems of universities so that they gain and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors. This way, it might be possible to raise life quality of youths and the level at which they gain and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors.