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food influences one s self perception surveying of students at the university level

Food influences one’s self-perception:surveying of students at the university level

Azza Ahmed

Anisha Ali

Arnol Alon

Sana Bhatti

Jason Lau

problem statement
Problem Statement
  • The purpose of the study was to determine the correlation between food and self-perception of university students by using the integration of qualitative and quantitative measurements.
literature review
Literature Review
  • Consisting mainly of research conducted on
    • eating disorders
    • obesity
    • and food label usage among university students.
research purpose
Research Purpose

*Source: 24 Hours Newspaper October 21, 2004

ethical considerations
Ethical Considerations
  • Assured total confidentiality.
  • The survey participant has the right to refuse to answer any question and have the right to discontinue the survey at any time.
  • Non-surveying research member analyzed the gathered data.
  • The information collected will not be published.
defining variables
Defining Variables
  • Self Perception
    • People decide on their own attitudes and feelings from watching themselves behave in various situations.
  • Food Choices
    • The power, right, or liberty to chose the foods available for consumption.
design
Design
  • Survey consisting of 16 questions.
  • Format:
    • Multiple Choice
    • Fill in the Blanks
    • Rating
    • Yes/No
    • Agree/Disagree
    • Other (specify) Alternative Choice
setting
Setting
  • The Keele campus of York University
    • Student Center Cafeteria
    • Curtis Lecture Halls
    • Vari Hall
subjects sample
Subjects/Sample
  • A total of 427 students were conveniently selected.
  • 27 surveys were omitted (listwise deletion)
  • Sample consisted of 400 participants:
    • 40 % Males
    • 60% Females
    • Between the ages of 18 - 24
statistical analysis
Statistical Analysis
  • The association between eating healthy and self-perception
    • Correlation and Pearson Formula
  • The association between self-perception and the perception of eating healthy.
    • Chi-square
  • The association between gender and their perception of eating healthy.
    • Chi-square
statistical analysis1
Statistical Analysis
  • The significant differences between males and females in regards to eating healthy.
    • t-test 2
  • The significant differences between the males and females in regards to self-perception.
    • t-test 2
other considerations
Other Considerations
  • The association between age and healthy eating.
  • The association between gender and how much money is spent per week on food.
  • The association between gender and healthy eating.
  • The association between students who are aware of Canada’s Food Guide and what they eat while studying.
  • The association between students who work out and the perception of York University students.
self perception vs eating healthy
Self-perception vs. Eating Healthy

If self perception influences food choices

Hypotheses: If self perception is high, people tend to eat healthy

Looking at question 6 and 16, if they work out and if they think that they are healthy.

Yes and Average Yes and Above

11 5

No and Average No and Above

18 4

Rejected Hypotheses

working out vs eating healthy
Working Out vs. Eating Healthy

Is the person healthy?

Hypotheses: if the person works out and eats healthy then they are healthy.

Question 4 and 8

No and Healthy No and Junk

3/36 8.3% 9/36 25%

Yes and Junk Yes and Healthy

4/36 11.11% 5/36 13.88%

Therefore, accept hypotheses

stress vs eating habits
Stress vs. Eating Habits

Is there an association between people saying that stress influences eating habits and how many meals a day a person eats

If a person says that stress influences eating habits then the person should eat many more meals a day then a person that thinks that hunger influences eating habits.

stress and 1 stress and 2 stress and 3 stress and 4

0/8 1/8 12.5% 6/8 75% 1/8 12.5%

Hand 1 H and 2 H and 3 H and 4

1/21 0.47% 8/21 38% 9/21 42.8% 2/21 9.5%

Reject Hypotheses