عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and objective: Nutrition is one of the most important factors in health and disease. relationship between nutrition and nutritional behavior is confirmed and emphasized by the people of the community. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between religious attitude and nutritional behavior in high school students in Zarrin-Dasht.
Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study was conducted in 2018. A total of 800 (400 girls and 400 boys) were selected randomly and in proportion to the number of students in each school. Data gathering tool were demographic questionnaire, Serajzadeh religiosity measures and a researcher-made nutritional behavior questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS24 using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient.
Results: Mean and standard deviation of religious attitude and nutritional behavior of students were 74.12 ± 7.92 and 70.26 ± 4.52, respectively. The results showed a positive and significant correlation between religious attitude and nutritional behavior of students (P = 0.01 and R = 0.78). Also, there was a significant relationship between gender variable with religious attitude (0/00) and nutritional behavior (0/02).
Conclusion: Regarding the relationship between religious attitude and nutritional behavior, Officials of the Education Organization should strengthen the religious attractions and religious attitudes of students and also pay attention to religious and Islamic aspects in nutrition education.
Keywords: Religious Attitude, Nutritional Behaviors, Students, Zarrin-dasht
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