Nutritional attitude for secondary school students in Amman and the factors affecting them
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2010, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 193-203
AbstractThe aim of this study is to evaluate the level of nutritional attitude of secondary school students and study the effects of demographic factors, socio-economic factors, heath status of students and their families on the level of nutritional attitude and food consumption habits.
A sample of 855 students was randomly chosen from 24 private and official schools in Amman city – Jordan. The questionnaire that has been used in this study was adapted from health department questionnaire / Brock University in Canada.
The data indicates that the most students are female (66.7%), and the most fathers and mothers of students have B.Sc. degree (64.3 and 52.2% respectively), most fathers have commercial jobs, while most of the mothers are housekeeper, most families income is between 400 and 1000 J.D., and most of the families have 1- 3 children.
The result showed that most students (85.2%) have good level of nutritional attitude, while the percentages of students who they have fair and excellent level of nutritional attitude was very low (12.5 and 2% respectively).
The statistical analysis showed that there are highly significant differences (P<= 0.01) between male and female, private and official schools, the levels education for mothers of students, type of student’s mother job, levels of family income, levels of person income, between group of healthy students and who they have gingival problems in their relation to nutritional attitude. While the differences between the healthy families and who they have one or more of health problems was significant at (P<=0.05).
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