GENDER BAISED ASSOCIATION OF MINDFULNESS AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OF LAHORE, CITY
Keywords:Mindfulness; Mindful eating; Emotional response; External cues; Internal cues; Disinhibition; Satiety; Food cravings; Binge eating; Control.
Mindfulness is an emerging topic which has gained an immense attention amongst the researchers. Different researches are being conducted to examine the technique to instill mindful eating in people's mundane routine.Methods:A quantitative evidence-based, cross-sectional study was conducted at University of Lahore from September 2021-December 2021 having a sample size of 300 people. 150 males and 150 females aging 17-49 were involved in the survey.Results:The analysis of data revealed a significant outcome among males and females regarding degree of knowledge and mindful practices (r=.244, p<0.05) and. (r=.445, p<0.05) respectively. Significant ratio in emotional responses say anxiety (r=.491, p<0.05), self-control (r=.180, p<0.05), boredom (r=.105, p<0.05). External cues such as peer pressure (r=.246, p<0.05), food palatability (r=.013, p<0.05) and other distractions (r=.914, p<0.05) effected both genders in a significant way, along with the internal cues like satiety (r=.952, p<0.05), overeating (r=.155, p<0.05) and food restrictions (r=.315, p<0.05) that had influence over males and their female counterparts as well.Conclusion:This survey proved to be beneficial in understanding the society’s knowledge about the mindful eating, their dietary habits and how they deal with the different food cues in their life. The findings showed almost an equal response from both genders however more interventions and researches are needed in this particular area as a significant number of people are actually inclining towards the idea of mindful eating and need proper guidance and programs to make it possible for them to inculcate it in their daily lives.
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