Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146055
Title:
Influences on College Students' Eating Habits
Author:
Reyes, Adriana Marie
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study aims to examine the factors that influence college students' eating habits and that may impede them from eating how they would prefer to eat by surveying 219 undergraduate college students, looking especially at the impacts of time and money on college students' eating habits. The results show that money does not affect all students equally but disproportionately affects students of lower economic classes. Social class and time constraints make eating healthy difficult for many college students. Students today have busy lives because they are not only students but workers, volunteers, and participants in campus organizations. Prices of food also have lead students to seek out cheaper, often unhealthy food choices. Unfortunately, eating healthy costs more money in our society. While in my study I look at college students these same issues are relevant and visible in a larger society as well.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Sociology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleInfluences on College Students' Eating Habitsen_US
dc.creatorReyes, Adriana Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorReyes, Adriana Marieen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to examine the factors that influence college students' eating habits and that may impede them from eating how they would prefer to eat by surveying 219 undergraduate college students, looking especially at the impacts of time and money on college students' eating habits. The results show that money does not affect all students equally but disproportionately affects students of lower economic classes. Social class and time constraints make eating healthy difficult for many college students. Students today have busy lives because they are not only students but workers, volunteers, and participants in campus organizations. Prices of food also have lead students to seek out cheaper, often unhealthy food choices. Unfortunately, eating healthy costs more money in our society. While in my study I look at college students these same issues are relevant and visible in a larger society as well.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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