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Attitudes of elementary students towards energy drinks consumption

Mateja Rupnik (2019) Attitudes of elementary students towards energy drinks consumption. Diploma thesis.

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    Consumption of energy drinks is a growing problem. Despite them not being in line with a healthy lifestyle, their consumption among adolescents is increasing. Energy drinks contain stimulants, which increase individual's concentration, energy and alertness. They also reduce fatigue. Health professionals warn that energy drinks increase blood pressure, heartbeat and respiration. They are designed to stimulate the central nervous system. This is due to them containing large amounts of sugar, caffeine, taurine and also additives. In my diploma thesis I presented energy drinks and their positive and negative effects. I was interested in elementary students’ knowledge and consumption habits of energy drinks. I also made a comic, which warns about negative effects of energy drinks. I was interested in their feedback of receiving information via comics. 81 elementary school students were included in my research. Results show, that students are familiar with energy drinks. Only few students reported consuming energy drinks on a daily basis. Their usage is more popular with male students, as they engage in sport activities more often. Students reported that they found reading comics more interesting, fun and instructive in comparison with the method of frontal teaching. Students also reported, that they found comics easier to remember, as they include more pictures.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: energy drinks, caffeine, sugar, taurine, energy, fatigue, comics
    Number of Pages: 41
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Francka Lovšin KozinaMentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12580425
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5924
    Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 08:22
    Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 08:22
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5924

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