The relationship between physical self-efficacy and personal dietary habits

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dc.contributor.advisor Nicholas, Donald R. en_US French, Lyndi Ivey en_US 2011-06-03T19:35:45Z 2011-06-03T19:35:45Z 1991 en_US 1991
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1991 .F74 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between physical self-efficacy and personal dietary habits among students living in the wellness residence halls of Ball State University. This was a correlational study using previously collected data from six wellness residence halls. Residents from these halls were voluntary participants in the wellness screening, which included the testing instruments used for this study. Fifty-four subjects completed the Lifestyle Assessment Questionnaire (LSAQ) which included both the Physical Self-Efficacy Scale (PSES) and the Dietary Habits Questions (DHQ). The relationship between physical self-efficacy and dietary habits was tested using the Pearson r as the correlation coefficient. It appears that there is a significant linear relationship between the physical self-efficacy and dietary habits among participants examined in this study. This linear relationship should be interpretated with caution, however, because the strength of the relationship between PSES and DHQ scores (r2=.1099) indicates that less than 11% of the variance within the DHQ scores is shared with the variance within the PSES scores. Those who had good physical self-efficacy also had good dietary habits. Further study is recommended.
dc.description.sponsorship Institute for Wellness
dc.format.extent iv, 48 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Nutrition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Health and hygiene. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-perception. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University -- Students -- Health and hygiene. en_US
dc.title The relationship between physical self-efficacy and personal dietary habits en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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