Title

The level of compliance of young adults to healthy eating habits in selected communities in Dasmariñas, Cavite

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Diet, Healthy, Young Adult

Abstract

The study utilized a non-experimental descriptive quantitative research design. Using purposive sampling technique, 654 respondents were selected from different barangays in Dasmarinas, Cavite. The research instrument used was a self-made questionnaire divided into three (3) parts: the personal data about the respondents, questions based on the three (3) basic food groups and questions based on the 10 nutritional guidelines for Filipinos. The statistical treatments utilized were frequency distribution, mean, percentage, t-test of independent mean, ANOVA, Slovin’s formula and the Post-Hoc Test. The study concluded that, 1) Majority of the respondents were 20-25 years old, female, married, finished high school level, have no illness, and with a family income ranging from P10,000 and below; 2) Most of the respondents had a moderate compliance regarding healthy eating habits; 3) There were no significant differences in the level of compliance of young adults regarding health eating habits when they were grouped according to age, monthly family income, presence of illness/disease and educational attainment. However, civil status and gender may affect the level of compliance to health eating habits.

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