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Kan kost Påverka koncentrationsförmågan?: Elevernas hälsa på gymnasiet
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The studies are based on my own experiences in the classroom. My student’s reoccurring behaviour of tiredness and having difficulties concentrating, could well have to do with their bad eating habits, even down to suspected extensive sweet and fizzy drink consumption. Kan dietary habits affect student concentration?

Through a questionnaire to college students from three different programmes, I have been able to map out their purchasing trends of different food-stuffs in the school cafeteria and, through these results, study if student tiredness and difficulty in keeping their concentration throughout the whole day can be traced back to these causes. Many of the students loose concentration just before lunch, or during the last hours of school. This can lead to a poorer performance level if they are not prepared with fruit or water to keep them going, but just try and “hold out”. It is difficult to show with the questionnaire if student concentration is affected by poor dietary habits, even though half of those who answered gave hunger as the cause of concentration problems. But through the literature in this thesis it has been shown that general sound eating habits lead to better concentration.

Abstract [sv]

Trötta och okoncentrerade elever på mina lektioner har varit grunden till min frågeställning om kosten eller missbruk av kosten kunde vara anledning till det återkommande beteende hos mina elever, samt riktade misstankar mot godis och läskkonsumtion. Kan kost påverka koncentrationsförmåga hos gymnasieelever?

Genom en enkät till gymnasieelever från tre olika program, har jag kartlagt elevernas kostvanor i och utanför skolan samt mätt inköpsfrekvensen av olika livsmedel i skolans kafeteria. Vidar går studien ut på att undersöka om elevernas trötthet och svårighet att bibehålla god koncentration dagen igenom kunde härledas utifrån deras kostvanor. Många elever har - särkilt strax före lunch och sista lektionstimmarna på eftermiddagen - tappat koncentrationen, så om dessa elever inte är förberedda med frukt eller vatten, utan bara försöker ”hålla ut”, kan detta leda till sämre prestation. Det är svårt att visa med denna enkät att elevers koncentrationssvårigheter grundar sig i dåliga kostvanor trots att hälften av eleverna anger hunger som orsak till sina koncentrationsproblem. Men genom litteraturen hänvisad i litteraturlistan har det framgått att en generellt sund kosthållning ger bättre koncentrationsmöjligheter

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , p. 47
Keywords [sv]
blodsockersvängningar, gymnasieelevers kostvanor, koncentrationssvårigheter, skolans måltider
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-968OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-968DiVA, id: diva2:6730
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2007-05-28
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Available from: 2007-07-24 Created: 2007-07-24

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