Nutrition Knowledge, the Attitude and Practices of Razi University Students
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Paper ID : 1588-11THCONF
1Razi university
2استاد یار دانشگاه رازی
3دانشجو کارشناسی ارشد
Introduction: This study was designed to help researchers understand the nutrition knowledge, attitude and practices of college’s students of Razi University.
Methodology: The target population consisted entirely of the college students of Razi University. A standard questionnaire (K. Parmenter and J. Wardle, 1999) which was developed to measure the participant’s nutrition knowledge, attitude and practices was randomly distributed among 200 students. After the translation, the questionnaires were evaluated by the faculty members of the Faculty of Science, agriculture faculty, engineer Department, literature Faculty and sport science faculty. The reliability analysis yielded Cronbach Alpha values of 0.80 for the knowledge and 0.81 for the attitude scales. The collected data were analyzed by the t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient and one-way ANOVA (P<0.05).
Results: The results show that the nutrition knowledge score were the highest in the sport science faculty and were the lowest in literature Faculty students. The ANOVA shows that there were significant differences among the nutrition knowledge of all the majors. In addition, the nutrition attitude scores were the highest for sport science faculty and were the lowest for engineer Department; and the differences between nutrition attitudes among all of the majors were significant. Furthermore, there was a positive and significant correlation between the nutrition knowledge and attitude of the female (r=0.001; sig=0.03) and male (r=0.30; sig=0.03) students; and a positive and significant correlation between the nutrition attitude and practices of male and female students (r=0.18; sig=0.000).
Discussion: According to our results, we suggest that students should pay more attention to nutrition. The time they spend at college is a golden period for learning, and can promote nutrition knowledge, the attitude and practices of students; therefore, the importance of nutrition in various college curriculums and an improvement in the learning environment related to nutrition, need to be emphasized on college campuses.