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Dr. Cathy Anstrom

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Honors Program project

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Scholarship of Discovery

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In the current study, the coffee additives (such as cream, sugar, and milk) as a confounding factor are eliminated so that black coffee consumption and weight status can be studied solely. Additionally, the current study measures amount of black coffee consumed per week (considering that some do not drink coffee seven days a week) to further examine whether a statistically significant relationship exists. The purpose of the current study is to explore the relationship between black coffee consumption per week on weight status (through Body Mass Index) to measure the relationship between black coffee consumption and BMI. Based on the current research, I hypothesize that as amount of black coffee consumed per week increases, Body Mass Index will increase.A survey was piloted to 939 participants through email at Olivet Nazarene University. 100 participants were obtained from Amazon Mechanical Turk to take the revised survey. After removing the responses that did not qualify or did not correctly answer the attention-check question, 57 participants (n=57) remained.Results of the Spearman correlation indicated no statistically significant association between BMI and ounces of coffee consumed per week, (rs(55)= -0.27, p=0.60). Therefore, the researcher concluded that there is no statistically significant relationship between coffee consumption amount per week and BMI.

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The Relationship Between Black Coffee Consumption and Weight Status in undergraduate students

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In the current study, the coffee additives (such as cream, sugar, and milk) as a confounding factor are eliminated so that black coffee consumption and weight status can be studied solely. Additionally, the current study measures amount of black coffee consumed per week (considering that some do not drink coffee seven days a week) to further examine whether a statistically significant relationship exists. The purpose of the current study is to explore the relationship between black coffee consumption per week on weight status (through Body Mass Index) to measure the relationship between black coffee consumption and BMI. Based on the current research, I hypothesize that as amount of black coffee consumed per week increases, Body Mass Index will increase.A survey was piloted to 939 participants through email at Olivet Nazarene University. 100 participants were obtained from Amazon Mechanical Turk to take the revised survey. After removing the responses that did not qualify or did not correctly answer the attention-check question, 57 participants (n=57) remained.Results of the Spearman correlation indicated no statistically significant association between BMI and ounces of coffee consumed per week, (rs(55)= -0.27, p=0.60). Therefore, the researcher concluded that there is no statistically significant relationship between coffee consumption amount per week and BMI.