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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2010;16(2):265-271.
Published online December 31, 2010.
Influencing Factors on Eating Disorders in College Students
Bang, So-Youn;Kim, Soon-Yi;Yang, Kyoung-Mi;
1Department of Nursing Science, Youngdong University
2Department of Nursing, Hyechon University
3Department of Nursing, Joongbu University
대학생의 섭식장애에 영향을 미치는 요인
방소연, 김순이, 양경미
1영동대학교 간호학과
2혜천대학 간호과
3중부대학교 간호학과
The purpose of this study was to identify the influencing factors on eating disorders in college students. Method: A descriptive correlational study design was used. Eight hundred fifty-nine college students were administered self-report questionnaires to examine eating habits, self-efficacy, depression, and parent-adolescent communication from May to June, 2010. Collected data were analyzed by the SPSS 15.0 program for t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple regression. Result: The level of an eating disorder in participants was moderate and it differed by gender, major, and type of living. The eating disorder showed a significant correlation with self-efficacy (r=-.28, p=<.000), depression (r=.23, p=.001), and parents-adolescent communication (r=-.13, p=.008). Self-efficacy (8.2%) and depression (2.1%) were significant predictors to explain the eating disorder. Conclusion: This study provides comprehensive understanding of the influencing factors on eating disorders in college students. It suggests that nursing interventions to improve self-efficacy and decrease depression for management of eating disorder are needed.
Key Words: Students, Eating disorders, Self-efficacy, Depression

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