Adolescents’ Awareness and Attitude towards Disordered Eating in Imo State

  • C Okereke


The study investigated on the knowledge and attitude of secondary school students towards discovered eating. A sample of 300 students from six
secondary schools was randomly selected in Owerri Municipal. A questionnaire titled QSKATDE was developed, structured and validated (r = 0.80). Four research questions and one null hypothesis were formulated for the study statistical weighted mean was used to answer the research questions and t-test was used in testing the null hypothesis. The results showed that the adolescents have poor knowledge of various forms of disordered eating; they know little about the effects of disordered eating. There is a significant difference in the boys and girls knowledge and attitude towards disordered eating. Based on the findings, recommendations were made.

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print ISSN: 1994-9057