EATING DISORDER SURVEY DATA ANALYSIS 1
EatingDisorder Survey Data Analysis
AnEating disorder is a psychological illness that causes one to havebad eating habits. They either involve less eating or excessiveeating and they are largely destructive to the individual as well asthe family. Parents are the most immediate to children, this meansthat they are at a high chance of understanding them best. It hasbeen said that parents maybe too much involved and others may be toomuch uninvolved, however both extremes are not good when dealing withchildren who have this disorder.
Oneof the study design used was quantitative methods because it hassystematic strategies for refining knowledge and it is rigorous andobjective. It first establishes the framework of the concepts thathave been reduced into variables then a test is done to show whetherthe framework has support. Another study design used is the crosssectional one which is also called the transversal study, it involvesthe analysis of the collected data from the representative subset.The last one is the exploratory design which is effective where aproblem has not been defined clearly it is done to determine thedatacollection methods and it’s not conclusive as it merely explores.
Thesample was recruited through non experimental designs this meansthat the sampling was not random. First of all, a number ofvariables/characteristics are not subjected to experimentalrandomization and should not be manipulated for ethical reason. Thissampling is efficient in that some variables which are independentcannot be controlled as they have already occurred. Also by use ofthe exploratory design though little was known about the studymanipulation is not possible as the researcher observes and describesit as it is.
Themeasure that was used to collect the data was the social desirabilitywhich was used to measure the responses’ honest of the collecteddata.Marital status, age level of education and religious views wereused. The raised points during the process included cross checks ofthe process of data collection and also the quality of the datacollected being that it also involved observations from theresearcher. This means that the entire data set was subject to theindividual observation on the individual measurement.
Theareas of content included children’s health and developments,parent versus child attachment relationship and interaction as wellas the parent’s parenting practices and stress plus their mentalhealth. The rating was average on all the contents except the parentversus child interaction that seemed strained. This depicted thattheir relations was a work in process.
Thestudy proceeding from the general to specific question started by thehypothesis on eating disorder in may people. We established the datato be collected and from whom, in this case it was from parents andchildren who are affected by the disorder. We questioned the peopleand the researcher had to decide when the data collected is final andthat all data needed has been collected. The researcher wasresponsible for entering in the data base as raw data which will bealter worked on.
Finallythe data was then stored as records of the interviews in their names,household settings and questionnaires as well. The study alsorecorded the materials location. To ensure that the data was correctwe had to verify it and ensure consistent checks.
Itis clear from the results that the most affected of the people withthis disorder are young females between the ages of 16-30. This isbecause they are the ones who are subject to the media and theirparents who question their every look or image. The results indicatethat some people feel a little more overwhelmed in families that areoverprotective. Others may feel neglected, alone and oftenmisunderstood. This happens mostly in families that put more emphasison the physical outlook of any individual or even their own. Thismay, without knowing, contribute to this disease among theirchildren. This more than often affect the single parents, this isbecause single parents are over sensitive and somewhat rigid. This ishighlighted by the marital SPSS whereby the valid percent isrelatively higher in the single status. Moreover, such parents arequite ineffective in solving conflicts especially those that involvedaughters at their adolescent age. In households that have bothparents, the disease is rare if both parents are involved in theraising of their children. There are fathers who may be eitheremotionally or physically absent, this will turn the household into asingle parent setting type because even if the mothers are cool, thechildren will have fears, anxieties, and doubts in disclosure oftheir problems thus solve them by either excessive eating or bystarvation.
Fromthe bivariate analysis there must be two variablesthe variables arethen analyzed against each other. The means and standards show thecommon descriptive analysis which are that the numbers ofobservations were 168, the mean being 40.09 and the standarddeviation being 11.79. This bivariate analysis is between the singleand married. The bivariate analysis shows that they are linearlyrelated to each other. The correlation section gives the values ofthe specified correlation tests in this case,
Fromthe SPSS output the univariate analysis show that the married coupleis in a lower chance of causing eating disorders to children whilethe single ones are more likely to cause eating disorders to theirchildren. This is because the responses valid percent shows that themarried couple is stable.
Inessence, I do agree with the null hypothesis on the eating disorder,the output statistically concur with it, this is because Inhouseholds setting where both parents are available but very abusive,the children may find pleasure and desire eating less which leads toloss of weight at a high rate. This happens because of the childrenare stressed up and tend to be parallel with the parents. Forinstance, parents who restrict their children forcefully from eatingcertain types of foods may be encouraging this disorder. This isbecause, the children will have pleasure in opposing their abusiveparents and eat the items they have been warned not to eat. This waythe eating habits become some sort of a full blown eating disorder inthe future.