ERIC Number: ED110117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Some Biochemical Correlates of Academic Achievement (College Women--Their Eating Habits and Academic Achievement).
Blai, Boris, Jr.
A study was conducted among 332 young women at Harcum Junior College to investigate the relationship between eating patterns and academic achievement. Two groups were compared, one eating two or three regular meals daily (A) and one eating less than two regular meals daily (B). For each student in Group A, one was included in Group B who matched her Scholastic Aptitude Test scores within 50 points. By following this sample selection method, the aptitude-matched groups were analyzed in terms of their graduation cumulative grade point averages. The t-ratio for the obtained difference between the mean GPA (2.9) for Group A and the mean GPA (2.6) for Group B was 2.60, showing a reliable correlation between higher achievement and good eating habits. Many variables in determining the exact nutritional intake of students prevents generalization from these results, but further study of collegiate nutrition and achievement is recommended. (Author/MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.