Relationship between Rhythm of Living Focusing on Food Life and Mental Stability of University Students
Mental health of younger generations has recently become a matter of great social concern and the problems have been also discussed in relation to food life. In this study, we investigated the relationship between rhythm of daily life focusing on food life and mental stability of students in Hiroshima University by a questionnaire method, including the psychological items of University Personality Inventory (UPI) and resilience check list. The results were as follows:
1. There were no significant differences in the mean scores of UPI and resilience check list between male and female students.
2. In the items of daily life, the stress conditions of students were highly correlated with mental stability.
3. A significant relationship was found between mental stability and interest in eating, food intake frequency, snacks, midnight snacks, and preference for sweet taste. Depending on items, there were significant differences between male and female students.
4. In general, more items of living rhythm including dietary life were significantly correlated to mental stability in the case of female students.
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