PERSONALITY TRAITS RELATED TO CHIPS CONSUMPTION: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY IN ADOLESCENTS FROM ROMANIA

  • Cristina PETRESCU “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara

Abstract

In this study it is investigated whether there is a relation between personality traits of adolescents and consumption of chips. Material: The study was performed on 2 groups of adolescents: a study group – 248 adolescent (43.1% male and 56.9% female) who consume chips two or more times/day and a control group – 481 adolescent (51% male and 49% female) who do not consume chips at all. Case-control samples were selected from 2908 teenagers. Method: The method was case-control observational inquiry and consisted in applying 2 questionnaires: Freiburg Personality Inventory (Cronbach`s alpha=0.802) and CORT (Cronbach`s alpha =0.910) from which it was extracted 1 item Q107 (frequency of chips consumption). Results: The personality profile of the study group is different from the personality profile of the control group; significant statistical differences (Significance=0.000) between the group of study and the control group for nervousness (chi square - χ2=22.516), aggressiveness (χ2=22.877), excitability (χ2=27.132), domination (χ2=21.152) and extraversion (χ2=9.770) were found. Conclusion: The results suggest a relation between personality traits of adolescents and consumption of chips.

Author Biography

Cristina PETRESCU, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Hygiene

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Published
2018-04-04
Section
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE - LABORATORY