Relation Between Eating Behaviours and Personal Body Image Perception of Yasar University Students
In this study, it is aimed to determine that 554 students, studying at Yasar University, whether they have a predisposition to eating behavior disorder or not. Gender, age, weight and height information have been asked and applied the 26-item Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) adapted to the analysis. According to the EAT-26 evaluation scale; who score is "≥30", he is described as "he has a predisposition to eating behavior disorder". The data were evaluated by frequency and Pearson chi-square tests. EAT-26 score was determined as ≥30 in 1.5% (n=5) of women students and in 79.4% (n=16) of men students. According to the EAT- 26 score, 16.2% (n=90) of weak students, 62.8% (n=248) of normal students and 17% (n=94) of before obesity (pre- obese) students have been identified regarding the results. When EAT-26 score was evaluated according the gender of the students, it was seen that 34.3% (n=190) of students are male and 65.7% (n=364) of students are women. Average EAT-26 score of the students was found as 20.36±1.76 and 4% (n=22) of them have eating disorder. But no statistically significant difference was found between the age of participation in the survey according to gender (p>0.05). This will be an advantage for young generations that they will be socially self confident which will not affect their economic situation.
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