The Breakfast Habits of Female University Students
Yahya Ozdogan, Ayse Ozfer Ozcelik and Metin Saip Surucuoglu
The purpose of this study is to determine the breakfast habits of female university students. The population of the study was comprised of undergraduate students at the School of Home Economics, Ankara University. The sample consisted of 145 students who willingly agreed to participate in the study. The present study is based on state determination model. The data for the study was collected through questionnaire form and assessed via SPSS 11.5. The average age of the students was 21.87±1.44. Eighty two point seven percent of the students had normal body weight according to body mass index and 2.8% of them were married. It was observed that 49.0% of the students lived with their parents; 32.4% in a dormitory (24.8% in state-owned ones / 7.6% in private ones) and 18.6% with their friends. Fourty five point five percent of the students stated that they had three meals a day. The rate of the students who had regular breakfast was 44.8%. The leading cause for skipping breakfast was lack of time (20.7%).