A Study of Female College Students' Breakfast Behavior and Ideal Breakfast Type

여대생의 아침식사 실태와 이상적 아침식사 유형을 위한 연구 - I. 아침식사 행동을 중심으로 -

  • Chung, Hea-Jung (Department of Hotel Culinary, Kimpo College) ;
  • Lee, Jin-Sil (Department of Food Management and Nutrition, Sangmyung University)
  • Published : 2001.10.30


This study was carried out to investigate breakfast behaviors of female college students. 500 questionnaires were distributed and 417 were used for statistical analysis(SAS program). This survey was conducted from June, 2000 to October, 2000. 44.7% of the respondents considered lunch to be the most important meal. 51.6% students thought that people must eat breakfast. 41.6% of the students always eat breakfast but 22.1% do not eat breakfast. Conventional type of breakfast was found to be the most popular (67.6%). But ₩400,000 monthly allowance group(P<0.05) and self prepared breakfast group preferred Western style breakfast. The main reason for eating breakfast was for health(34.6%). The group of students with less monthly allowance were more likely to skip breakfast due to lack of time (p<0.01). Physical discomforts after skipping breakfast were: lack of strength(42.5%), stomach ache(36.3%), giddiness(9.1%), and recovered temper(12.1%). In conclusion, it is needed that a convenient and nutritional education should be developed for college students' health.


Breakfast behavior;Breakfast type;Physical discomforts