Awareness on Detrimental Effects of Soft Drinks Consumption among College Students in Tirunelveli District
Soft drinks are fashionable non-alcoholic beverages consumed by college students worldwide. Due to urbanization, dietary habits, changing climate conditions and increasing population will contribute to growth of soft drink industries in the forthcoming years. Regular consumption of such sugar-sweetened beverages in, the long run, leads to weight gain and adverse effects on our cardio metabolic health. This study was carried out to find out the awareness on detrimental effects of soft drink consumption among college students. Survey method was adopted by the investigators to conduct this study. The investigators used simple random sampling technique for selecting the sample. The sample consists of randomly selected 300 college students in Tirunelveli District. The tool used in the study was Detrimental Effects of Soft Drinks Awareness Scale prepared and validated by Maria Saroja, M & Michael Jeya Priya, E.(2019). The statistical technique used for the data analyzing were Mean, SD,‘t’- test and ? 2. The investigators found that i) there is significant difference between male and female, nuclear and joint family in their awareness on the detrimental effects of soft drinks consumption ii) there is no significant difference between rural and urban, social media users and social media non-users in their awareness on the detrimental effects of soft drinks consumption iii)there is no significant association between college students in their awareness on the detrimental effects of soft drinks consumption with reference to the following background variables such as father’s educational qualification and mother’s educational qualification.