FAST FOOD ADDICTION, BODY ESTEEM AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

  • Ambreen Anjum The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur Pakistan
  • Iram Jahangir University of Lahore, Lahore Pakistan
Keywords: Body Esteem, Fast Food Addiction, Psychological Well-Being, Psychological problems

Abstract

Objective: To determine whether fast food addiction correlate with body esteem and psychological well-being among university students.

Study Design: Cross sectional analytical study.

Place and Duration of Study: University of Lahore, Superior University and Comsats University of Lahore, from Jan to May 2019.

Methodology: Two hundred students of BS and M.Sc were included through purposive sampling. Only those students were included who were using fast food on regular basis (1 to 3 times per day). Participants diagnosed or under treatment of any clinical problem were not included in the study. Sample size was calculated by the software G-Power (version 3.1.9.2). Food addiction was assessed using Yale Food Addiction Scale. Body esteem was measured using Franzoi Body Esteem Questionnaire and psychological well-being was assessed using Ryff Psychological Well-being Scale.

Results: There were more participants who were using fast food one time (per day) 35 (17.5%), two times 84 (42%) and three times 81 (40.5%). Students who were using fast food addiction had low level of psychological well being and low level of body esteem. However, Body esteem and psychological well-being were significantly positively correlated. Fast food addicted girls had significant lower level of body esteem and psychological well being than fast food addicted boys.

Conclusion: The use of food addiction resulted in low level of body esteem and low psychological well being. A definitive negative correlation was found in fast food addiction with body-esteem and psychological well-being among university students.

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Published
2020-08-20
How to Cite
Anjum, A., & Jahangir, I. (2020). FAST FOOD ADDICTION, BODY ESTEEM AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(4), 1114-18. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/5104
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