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CAS Students' Obsession with Fast Foods

In Partial Fulfillment of the

Requirements for the Degree

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

By:

Jevi Rose Belandres

Diorella Gail Santos

Allain Jann Posadas

Joelle Gicaro

Marevel Tingala

Maricar Dizon
Chapter 1

Introduction

Background of the Study

The American company White Castle, founded by Billy


Ingram and Walter Anderson in Wichita, Kansas in 1921, is generally
credited with opening the second fast food outlet and first hamburger
chain, selling hamburgers for five cents each. Traditional street food
is available around the world, usually through small and
independent vendors operating from a cart, table, portable grill or
motor vehicle. Common examples include Vietnamese noodle vendors,
Middle Eastern falafel stands, New York City hot dog carts, and taco
trucks. Turo-Turo vendors (Tagalog for point point) are a feature
of Philippine life. Commonly, street vendors provide a colorful and
varying range of options designed to quickly captivate passers-by and
attract as much attention as possible. Depending on the locale,
multiple street vendors may specialize in specific types of food
characteristic of a given cultural or ethnic tradition. In some
cultures, it is typical for street vendors to call out prices, sing or
chant sales-pitches, play music, or engage in other forms of "street
theatrics" to engage prospective customers. In some cases, this can
garner more attention than the food.

In Iloilo Doctors' College, the researchers observed that a lot


of students think of Fast food. This new way of eating inspired small
food businesses to enter our Campus and serve most desired foods like
potato chips and fries, fish balls and dynamite, waffles and buns,
pancakes, soup in a cup and other packed foods.

For these reasons, this study was undertaken.


Statement of the Problem

This study aimed to determine the obsession with Fast Foods of

Iloilo Doctors' College students in the College of Arts and Sciences

for the second semester of academic year 2018-2019.

Specifically, this study sought answers to the following questions:

1.

2. To determine the differences on the CAS Students’ Obsession with

fast foods when classified according to age, sex, year level and

course?

Hypotheses

The following hypotheses were tested:

2. There is no significant difference in CAS students’ Obsession with

fast foods when classified according to age, sex, year level and

course.
Significance of the Study

This study is useful to number of people and the organizations

such as the following:

The Students. The result of this study will bring students' awareness

of their obsession with Fast Foods.

The Fast Food Vendors. The result of this study will bring opportunity

to determine the best selling Fast foods for students.

Future Researchers. This study will generate pertinent data for future

researchers who may wish to conduct another study of similar topic.

Scope and Limitation of the Study

This study is only limited to the CAS Students’ of Iloilo Doctors’

College and it will only be conducted at the Iloilo Doctors’ College

New Administration Building.

Definition of Terms

Fast Foods is defined as food that requires little preparation before

being served, such as hamburgers, pizza, or fried chicken, that is

prepared in quantity by a standardized method and can be dispensed

quickly at inexpensive restaurants for eating there or elsewhere.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/fast-food?s=t

In this study, Fast Foods is defined as

Obsession is defined as the domination of one's thoughts or feelings

by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.


https://www.dictionary.com/browse/obsession?s=t

In this study, Obsession is defined as the desire of students to

purchase foods in accordance with their choices.

Students is defined as a person formally engaged in learning,

specially one enrolled in a school or college; pupil.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/student?s=t

In this study, Students is referred to as the College of Arts and

Sciences students of the Iloilo Doctors' College, whose obsession with

Fast Foods will be measure through a survey that will be given to

them.
Chapter 3

Methodology

Research Design

This study used the descriptive method of research in order to determine the
obsession of CAS students’ in fast food. According to Calderon (2008), as cited by
Alberto et al (2011), descriptive method is also known as statistical research, it
describes data and characteristics about the population or phenomenon being studied.
This research method is used for frequencies, averages and other statistical calculations.
Often the best approach prior to writing descriptive research, is conducting a survey
investigation.

Sampling Technique

This study used a Random Sampling Design is a part of the sampling technique in which each
sample has an equal probability of being chosen. A sample chosen randomly is meant to be an
unbiased representation of the total population. (economictimes.indiatimes.com).

The Subjects / Respondents

Data Gathering Instrument

This study utilized a researchers - made questionnaire. It is subjected to face and content
validity by an expert. It is made up of 50 item questions to measure the obsession of CAS
students in fast food.