Timothy Adetunji Akingbade (Ph.D.)

University of Benin, Ugbowo Campus, Nigeria.


The banking industry as a vital component of the Nigerian and global economy is an important area of study. The study aimed at determining the feeding pattern of bankers in some selected banks in Benin metropolis, Edo State, Nigeria. Four research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. A descriptive survey was adopted in the study. The sample size of 119 bankers was drawn through proportionate sampling and systematic sampling techniques. A questionnaire relating to variables of sex, marital status, religious affiliation, age range, work schedule and banking experience was used in collecting data from the sampled bankers. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics such as frequency counts, percentages, mean and standard deviation. Findings revealed that the feeding and breakfast patterns of the bankers are fair and poor respectively. Results also showed that current, past and potential health problems; prescription and over-the-counter drugs; herbal and dietary supplements and previous surgeries were the health-related factors which influenced the feeding pattern of the bankers. While breakfast pattern does not significantly predict feeding pattern, sex does. Based on the findings the provision of a good canteen or kitchenette at work places was therefore, recommended.

Keywords: bankers, breakfast pattern, feeding, health-related factors, pattern

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Vol.4, Issue 1, Pg. 36-49



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