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Effect of Academic Stress on Dietary Pattern Among Adolescents (16-17 Years)


Binu Bhatia , Manav Rachna International University; Simran Jeet Kaur, Manav Rachna International University; Divya Sanghi , Manav Rachna International University


Academic Stress, Dietary Pattern


The present study was conducted on effect of academic stress on dietary pattern among adolescents (16-17 years). The total samples selected were 100 adolescents (50 boys & 50 girls) by using purposive sampling technique. Academic stress scale constructed and standardized by R. Balaji Rao and 24hour Dietary Recall method was used to gather data. The data was then analyzed by using chi square and unpaired T Test by Statistics package for social sciences (SPSS) version 21.Results revealed that 52% adolescents experience mild stress with academic score <53 & 48% adolescents experience moderate stress with academic score 54-106. The academic mean score of girls was found to be 58.0 which were higher than boys (53.74). So it can be concluded that academic stress was higher in girls as compared to boys. But statistically non- significant difference was observed between boys and girls at p<0.05. On comparing the dietary intake of boys and girls with recommended dietary allowance, it was found that both boys & girls energy intake was statistically significant (p<0.05).Protein intake was non-significant (p<0.05) and carbohydrate intake of both adolescents was found to be significant (p<0.05). Fat intake of boys was found to be non-significant in comparison to fat intake of girls which was found to be significant (p<00.05).

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I41589
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2017
Page(s): 1781-1784

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