Self-esteem and disturbed eating attitude in undergraduates of Karachi
The objective of study was to see the relationship between self-esteem and disturbed eating attitude among the undergraduates of Karachi.
Quantitative correlational survey design
PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY
The study was carried out in different universities of Karachi, Pakistan. From January to May 2018
SUBJECT AND METHOD
The research participants comprised of 200 male and 200 female students from different universities of Karachi, Pakistan. Their age ranged from 20 to 28 years (M=24.5 ± SD=3.81). Participants after verbal and written consent were asked to fill the demographic form, followed by Eating Attitude Test, and Rosenberg self-esteem scale.
For statistical purpose descriptive statistics, correlation and linear regression analysis were mainly applied which revealed a significant inverse relationship between self-esteem and disturbed eating attitude. Further self-esteem was also identified as a significant predictor of disturbed eating attitude among the undergrads of Karachi. With regards to the additional analysis of study female university students through t-Test were known to have more disturbed eating attitudes than male students.
Research findings cleared a significant inverse correlation between self-esteem and disturbed eating attitude. Further it also showed significant impact of self-esteem on disturbed attitude of eating among the undergrads of Karachi. Therefore for preventive step teaching institutions, health professionals and media should look for intervention programs that can target the students with low self-esteem and help them to improve their self-esteem in order to avert the growth of disturbed eating attitude.