Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Social Work: M.S.W
School of Health and Human Services
Deola Brumbaugh- Johnson
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Food insecurity, food security, academic success, academic achievement, gender, immigration status, university student
This quantitative study’s purpose is to investigate the impact of food insecurity on the academic achievements of St. Cloud State University students. Previous research and literature shows a strong inverse relationship between academic achievement and student food insecurity. Research shows that a students’ inability to achieve regular and healthy food intake can negatively affect their general health, mental health, physical health, and affect their academic success.
The quantitative research study uses a convenience sample of data collected in April 2019 at St. Cloud State University. Institution Review Board approval was collected prior to the collection of data. The participants in this study are comprised of currently enrolled university students from St. Cloud State University in the Spring 2019 semester. Students were given the option to decline the invitation to participate in this study. These participants were not offered incentives to participate in this study. The information collected from this study include fifteen (15) questions regarding food insecurity, academic achievement, and sociodemographic questions. The variables being measured in this study are food insecurity, academic achievement, gender, and university student status.
This quantitative research study will utilize the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to conduct analysis on the data collected. Analysis will be conducted through descriptive statistics and frequencies as well as through bivariate Pearson Correlations to investigate relationships and frequencies between the aforementioned variables.
Richards, Taylor Brooke, "The Impact of Food Insecurity on Academic Success: An In-depth Analysis Amidst University Students" (2020). Culminating Projects in Social Work. 5.