International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Full Length Research Paper

Influence of smoking and job stress on the nutritional behaviour of factory workers in Ibadan metropolis

Francisca C. Anyanwu
  • Francisca C. Anyanwu
  • Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 21 March 2014
  •  Accepted: 09 April 2014
  •  Published: 30 June 2014

Abstract

Healthy life style is considered a significant factor in the total fitness and wellness of individuals and groups in the society. Individual healthy nutritional behaviour is a key element in preventing diseases and improving health. The study investigated the influence of smoking and job stress on the nutritional behaviour of factory workers in Ibadan, metropolis. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The stratified and purposive sampling techniques were used to select eight hundred and eighty-four workers from sixteen factories in Ibadan. Data were collected using a validated questionnaire which yielded reliability co-efficient of 0.72 on the Cronbach alpha scale and were analyzed using inferential statistics of simple regression at 0.05 significance level. The result revealed a significant predictive effect of smoking and job stress on the nutritional behaviour of the respondents. Education through sensitization on the importance of healthy lifestyle among workers was recommended. 
 
Key words: Smoking, job stress, nutritional behaviour, factory workers, influence.