Literature Review On Eating And Exercise Habits

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In Driskell, Kim, & Goebel’s (2005) article, the researchers assessed and compared the eating and physical activity habits of a group of lower-level (freshmen and sophomores) and upper-level (juniors and seniors) students at a midwestern university who are enrolled in an introductory nutrition course. The researchers found that although the students had similar habits such as similar snacking practices, nonalcoholic beverage consumption, places of meal consumption, factors influencing food choices, duration and frequency of various types of physical activity, and places of physical performance, there were significance differences. The significant differences between groups, pointed out by the researchers, were of the following: frequency of afternoon snack consumption, frequency of eating in university in university cafeterias, typical time spent walking, typical frequency of performing other aerobic activities, and factors that most influenced their physical activity habits. Survey research is the methodology used, as the researchers constructed a two-page written questionnaire, that assessed demographics and typical eating and exercise habits of the students (i.e. the unit of analysis), who were between the ages of 19 and 25. The dependent variable (DV) which is the results of the differences and similarities between lower and upper-level students is explained by the presence of the independent variable (IV), the eating habits and physical activity involvement of the
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