• Journal of Food & Nutritional Sciences
Research Article

Influence of Perceived Stress on Eating and Dressing Behaviors of Male University Students

Journal of Food & Nutritional Sciences [2019; 1(3):106-113]
Received: 03 October 2019, Accepted: 28 October 2019, Published: 05 November 2019

Stress is a common health issue that affects physical and emotional well-being. Stress often causes unhealthy behaviors, such as making unhealthy food choices and disregarding appearance. Several studies have examined stress and its impact on diet and dressing among females. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of perceived stress (PS) on eating and dressing behaviors of males. A validated and reliable survey was used to assess demographics, effort put forth to control healthy eating and dressing choices, patterns of eating and dressing when undergoing PS, and foods eaten and dressing behaviors when under non-perceived stress (NPS) and PS. Responses of 180 male university students revealed that during PS these men consumed more mixed dishes, made diet modifications, and dressed casually. The results support psychological theory and research related to men’s behaviors during PS and NPS, and it has practical implications in identifying interventions to improve healthy eating and dressing behaviors.

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