• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 44, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

A Study on the Relationship among Eating Habit, Menu Selection Behavior, Self-Efficacy in Korean Nursing Students


Objectives: It is a descriptive correlation study which aims to understand the relationship among eating habit, menu selection behavior, self-efficacy of nursing students. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The subjects of this study was 215nursing students of B University in C city and the data was collected using the structured questionnaire from March to April June in 2016/ This study was analyzed using SPSSWIN 18.0. The data were analyzed with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson’s correlation. Findings: Eating habit showed difference in accordance with grade (F=3.99, p=.009), parental interest to children’s health (F=3.53, p=.031), residential type (F=3.17, p=.025), health condition (F=5.12, p=.001). As for the menu selection pursuing health, the difference was detected in accordance with grade (F=3.59, p=.014), health condition (F=3.13, p=.016), and the menu selection pursuing feeling showed difference in accordance with health condition (F=3.55, p=.008). But menu selection pursuing convenience was not significant variable. The self-efficacy showed difference in accordance with grade (F=6.10, p=.001), gender (t=2.07, p=.039), health condition (F=6.01, p<.001).Self-efficacy had significant positive correlation to eating habit (r=.29 p<.001), menu selection pursuing health (r=.21 p<.001). And self-efficacy had significant negative correlation to menu selection convenience (r=-.26 p<.001). Improvements/Applications: When forming proper eating habit and menu selection behavior based on self-efficacy, the quality of life is increased. This study provides basic data to educational program development. 

Keywords: Eating Habit, Lifestyle, Menu Selection Behavior, Nursing Student, Self-Efficacy


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