A Study To Assess Prevalence Of Eating Behaviour Among Female Students Of General And Professional Courses Of Selected Colleges Of Ambala, Haryana
Bhawna Sharma, Anjula Kumari
Eating behaviour is a complex interplay of psychological, social and genetic factors that influence meal timing, quantity of food intake, food preferences and food selection Material and Methods:The research approach adopted for this study was quantitative research approach (non-experimental) and the design used was descriptive research design. The convenient sampling technique was used to select 522 female students of general and professional courses comprises of 261 each. The tool used for data collection was personal variables, eating behavior scale was used to assess prevalence of eating beaviour among female students. Bio physiological measurement and Paper pencil technique was used for data collection and data obtained were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results : The mean eating behavior score among general courses was 42 and 46.2 among professional courses. The computed t value (1.96) (p value= 0.04) shows significant difference between eating behavior among female students of general population.
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