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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part N (2017)

An exploratory study to assess the effect of breakfast skipping on college performance among Bsc nursing students in MM College of nursing, Mullana, Ambala

Author(s)
Sarungbam Sarju Devi, Rashmita Devi and Sanasam Bankimchandra Singh
Abstract
Skipping breakfast has become the norm in modern day India because of changes in family lifestyle. When this happens largely among students, it can result in their suboptimal growth and development – a factor important to the future human resource development of the country. The aim of the study was to explore the skipping of breakfast among nursing students and its effects on various parameters such as college performance and its nutritional status. Descriptive Exploratory design was used in this study. Researcher included the undergraduate students. The sampling technique employed was purposive sampling and a total of 72 undergraduate students were included.
The results of the study were analyzed in SPSS version 21 using descriptive and inferential statistics. Frequency as well as chi square test was used to assess the association between skipping breakfast and non-skipper breakfast and various parameters. 70.8% of the total subjects were skipping breakfast while 29.2% of the subjects didn’t skip their breakfast.
There is a significant association between skipping breakfast with grade obtained at p=0.05. Most common reason for skipping breakfast among breakfast skipper and non-skipper was the lack of time. There is a significant association between skipping breakfast with grade obtained at p=0.05.
Conclusion: Breakfast skipping significantly affects a number of parameters like academic performance, attendance, concentration; nutritional status etc. skipping breakfast affects both nutritional status and academic performance. There is a significant association between skipping breakfast with grade obtained as well as educational status at p=0.05.
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How to cite this article:
Sarungbam Sarju Devi, Rashmita Devi and Sanasam Bankimchandra Singh. An exploratory study to assess the effect of breakfast skipping on college performance among Bsc nursing students in MM College of nursing, Mullana, Ambala. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(3): 904-906.
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