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1 Food influences one’s self-perception: surveying of students at the university level Azza Ahmed Anisha Ali Arnol Alon Sana Bhatti Jason Lau

2 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.

3 Literature Review Consisting mainly of research conducted on –eating disorders –obesity –and food label usage among university students.

4 Research Purpose *Source: 24 Hours Newspaper October 21, 2004

5 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 The information collected will not be published.

6 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.

7 Design Survey consisting of 16 questions. Format: –Multiple Choice –Fill in the Blanks –Rating –Yes/No –Agree/Disagree –Other (specify) Alternative Choice

8 Setting The Keele campus of York University –Student Center Cafeteria –Curtis Lecture Halls –Vari Hall

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 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.

13 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 115 No and Average No and Above 184 Rejected Hypotheses

14 Self-perception vs. Eating Healthy

15 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 HealthyNo and Junk 3/36 8.3% 9/36 25% Yes and JunkYes and Healthy 4/ % 5/ % Therefore, accept hypotheses

16 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 2stress and 3stress and 4 0/8 1/8 12.5%6/8 75%1/8 12.5% Hand 1 H and 2 H and 3H and 4 1/ % 8/21 38%9/ %2/21 9.5% Reject Hypotheses


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