Influencing factors in dietary supplement consumption among university students / Nor Intan Shamimi Abdul Aziz

Abdul Aziz, Nor Intan Shamimi and Mohamed Shafii, Nurul Fazira and Azizam, Nor Azmaniza and Dzulkiply, Mohd Redhuan (2020) Influencing factors in dietary supplement consumption among university students / Nor Intan Shamimi Abdul Aziz. Advances in Business Research International Journal, 6 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2462-1838

Abstract

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in consuming dietary supplements which believed to promote a healthy lifestyle among generations. However, lack of knowledge and peer pressure can be the problems despite its long success. Thus, the aim of this study is twofold; i) to assess the sociodemographic information among the students on taking dietary supplements and ii) to examine the influencing factors that lead to dietary supplements consumption among undergraduate students in Selangor, Malaysia. Findings explained through equal distribution of survey between faculties, a majority of female students (72.5%) participated in this study compared to male students (27.5%) with both genders are in a good health condition (60.6%) and having normal BMI reading (65.3%). All the factors such as the perception of knowledge (r = 0.387), lifestyle behaviour (r = 0.541) and efficacy of the supplements (r = 0.548) indicate a moderate positive relationship towards dietary consumption in their daily life, respectively. More health educational talks need to be conducted in future to increase knowledge among university students. Future recommendations are drawn through the suggestion of reassessing other factors that lead to the DS consumption through qualitative method analysis.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Abdul Aziz, Nor Intan ShamimiUNSPECIFIED
Mohamed Shafii, Nurul FaziraUNSPECIFIED
Azizam, Nor AzmanizaUNSPECIFIED
Dzulkiply, Mohd RedhuanUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > Diet therapy. Dietary cookbooks
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Business Research International Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Advances in Business Research International Journal (ABRIJ)
ISSN: 2462-1838
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-11
Item ID: 33032
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge, Behaviour, Efficacy, Supplements.
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33032

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