publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Factors That Were Found to Influence Ghanaian Adolescents’ Eating Habits

Patricia Mawusi Amos; Freda Dzifa Intiful; Laurene Boateng;
Open Access English
  • Published: 03 Dec 2012 Journal: SAGE Open, volume 2 (issn: 2158-2440, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
The study sought to find out whether factors such as parental, peer, and media influences predict Ghanaian adolescent students’ eating habits. A random selection of 150 students from a population of senior high school students in Ghana were asked to complete the Eating Habits Questionnaire for Adolescents. Data were analyzed by the use of bivariate correlation, t test, and multiple regression analytical techniques using SPSS version 16. The findings revealed a significant positive relationship between peer influence and eating habits suggesting that the higher the peer pressure, the more unhealthy the students’ eating habits. Counterintuitively, parental and med...
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Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: General Arts and Humanities, General Social Sciences, lcsh:History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, lcsh:AZ20-999, lcsh:Social Sciences, lcsh:H, Positive relationship, Regression analysis, Psychology, Eating habits, Bivariate analysis, Unhealthy eating, Developmental psychology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Peer influence, Peer pressure
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