Parents’ Body Shape Profile and Overweight Among Students at Singkawang Adventist School
Keywords:Overweight, Obesity, Body Mass Index(BMI), Body Shape
When both parents are obesity, thus the children are 80% potentially become overweight or
obesity. If one of the parent is overweight or obesity, thus the children are 40% potentially to
become overweight or obesity. The purpose of the study is to analyze is there any significant
relationship between parents’ body shape with overweight among students at Singkawang
Adventist School. The method of the study is descriptive with quantitative method and the
cross sectional design. Sampling technique is total sampling among the overweight students.
Number of respondens are 35 persons which have been measure body height, body weight and
determined Body Mass Index (BMI). Data processing using SPSS Program. The results of the
study show that the status of overweight students is obesity and parents’ body shape are
overweight (there is no significant relationship between obesity in adolescents with the body
shape of the father with a significance of (0.086) with a ρ value> 0.05 as well as no significant
relationship between obesity in adolescents with the body shape of their mothers, with a
significance of (0.411) with ρ value> 0.005). There is no significant relationship between
overweight students with parents’ body shape. There is not enough evidence to refuse null
hypothesis. Recommendation are given to Singkawang Adventist School Students in order to
maintain a healthy lifestyle and give effort to reduce body weight. To the next researcher to do
research with bigger sample size.
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