Study on the Related Factors Contributing to Dieting Behaviors among the Senior Vocational School Students in New Taipei City, Taiwan
This study aimed to explore the correlations of demography, body image and dieting behaviors among the senior vocational school students, provide school health job as a reference. By using a cross-sectional survey, the study population consisted of the students excluding sports classes and special education classes from one of the senior vocational schools in New Taipei City. The sample was generated using stratified cluster random sampling. Respondents were asked to complete a self-structured questionnaire, and a total number of 327 valid questionnaires were collected. The main results are as follows: 1. The body shape with approximately 30% of respondents belong to overweight and obesity, and more than 10% of respondents was underweight. The social support of respondents to the highest degree of family support, and teacher support was the lowest. The media affect to the respondents was medium-low level, which was most affected by acting star body shape. 2. Overall body image of respondents was medium level tend to positive, but not satisfied with their own body. Male students and underweight had a more positive body image than female students, overweight and obesity. The respondents by the media, and the greater affect, the more negative body image. 3. The dieting behaviors of respondents was not serious, more for skipping meals and reducing food intake. Personal background and body image can predict dieting behaviors which can explain 45.9% of the total variance. The main predictors were obesity, media affect and body image, and the most predict variance was body image. Female students, overweight and obesity, the more social support, the more media affect, and the more negative body image, the more prone to dieting behavior. Based on the finding, suggest that implementation of educational programs to enhance students body image and health dietary behaviors.
|關鍵詞||高職生、節食行為、體型意識、the senior vocational school students、dieting behavior、body image|