Eating and Sports Habits of University Students in Szeged

  • Beáta Vári
  • Zoltán Katona
  • Regina Sajben
  • Anetta Pálhidai
  • Emese Meszlényi

Abstract

sity
of Szeged conducted an online survey on students studying at different
university faculties. The main purpose of the study is to find out how healthconscious
today’s students are, what are their eating, fluid consumption and
sports habits. Methods. In our descriptive basic research the mode of data
collection is structured, largly standardized questionnaire that uses mostly
colosed questions and a Likert scale and the survey could be conducted online.
The questionnaire was filled in by 746 people, 69.8% were women (521
persons) while 30.2% (225 persons) were men. Results. Their answers gave
the following picture: 50% of the students are currently doing sports, most
of them do it as a hobby and with friends. As a result of sport activities more
than 50% of them changed their eating habits in a positive direction. Nearly
75% of students consider their eating habits healthy. They use different type
of diets regularly. The majority eat more times a day and drink acceptable
amount of water. The vegetable consumption is higher than fruit intake. Just
every tenth students eat fast food every week. Conclusion. For the results
mentioned above, it would be important for students to have courses in lifestyle
or life coaching, because who do not know the connections between
sports and nutrition do not feel their importance either. Implamenting and
organizing special programmes would also help to transform a young adult
into a conscious and active adult.

Author Biographies

Beáta Vári

University of Szeged, Institute of Physical Education and Sports
Sciences, Szeged, Hungary
University of Pécs, Faculty of Health Sciences, Pécs, Hungary

Zoltán Katona

1University of Szeged, Institute of Physical Education and Sports
Sciences, Szeged, Hungary

Regina Sajben

1University of Szeged, Institute of Physical Education and Sports
Sciences, Szeged, Hungary

Anetta Pálhidai

University of Szeged, Institute of Physical Education and Sports
Sciences, Szeged, Hungary

Emese Meszlényi

University of Szeged, Institute of Physical Education and Sports
Sciences, Szeged, Hungary
University of Pécs, Faculty of Health Sciences, Pécs, Hungary

Published
2020-03-18