2022, Vol. 7 Issue 2, Part C
A study on relationship between eating attitude and BMI among male college students
AUTHOR(S): Sanjay Trama and Dr. Anju Lata Dviwedi
Poor eating habits are an important public health issue that has large health and economic implications. This paper is intended to examine the relationship of Eating Attitude and its subcomponents on BMI level among male college students. The study population included 500 (250 rural and 250 urban) male college students from different colleges of Haryana state. Undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students who were in the adolescent age group of 18–25 years were included in the study. For assessment of Eating attitude and its 3 subcomponents Dieting, bulimia food preoccupation and oral control EAT-26 scale was used on healthy male college going students. For assessing BMI status of the students BMI criteria for Asian population proposed by WHO was used. T- test as inferential statistical tool was used to compare means among various BMI levels in male college students. ANOVA was applied to find significant difference in eating attitude of students according to BMI level. Level of significance was taken at 5%. For descriptive analysis, mean and standard deviation values were employed. Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient (r) with 95% confidence (p<0.05) was applied to determine relationships between dependent and independent variables. All statistical analyses were performed with the use of SPSS 25 statistical software. Highly significant (p 0.000; p<0.001) positive correlation was visible between the two variables according to Pearson's Correlation Coefficient (r 0.2628). The mean score and standard deviation of the participants EAT-26 score was found to be 19.41±13.98. Body Mass Index (BMI) was noticed among college students with mean and standard deviation (22.51±2.61). The value of ANOVA is found to be 74.6 which is significant at 5% level of significance, this shows that there is a significant difference in eating attitude of students according to BMI. There was a significant difference in eating attitude of underweight students when compared to overweight Obese I and Obese II and normal weight students when compared to overweight Obese I and Obese II. The value of F- statistics (52.184) is found to be significant at 5% level of significance, so we can say that there is a significant difference between the various variables under study.
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How to cite this article:
Sanjay Trama, Dr. Anju Lata Dviwedi. A study on relationship between eating attitude and BMI among male college students. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2022;7(2):166-171.