Teens are increasingly concerned about eating disorders. Because they have difficulty understanding their identity, adolescents are among the most vulnerable in society. Adolescents are more likely to succumb to key behaviors, like peer pressure or uncontrollable hunger, that can affect their eating patterns and habits (Hornberger and al., 2002). These behaviors can lead to anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. These habits can include nausea after eating and vomiting. Social pressures and influences that make certain body types desirable are responsible for 15% of teens engaging in unhealthy eating behaviors. About forty percent of our girls consider their weight and appearance to be a sign of self-worth. This drives them to adopt long-term eating disorders and other unhealthy behaviors to manage their weight (Wentz and al., 2019, 2019). Socially vulnerable teens are more likely to have major eating disorders that can negatively impact their mental, physical and emotional health. This hinders their growth.
Research questions The primary purpose of the work is to answer these three research questions:
• Which eating problems are prevalent among adolescents?
• What factors impact the eating habits of adolescents?
• What is the link between eating disorders and the adolescent growth and development process?
There are several methods to collect information
Every research project must include data gathering. This provides the necessary data to allow the researcher to make the appropriate conclusions. This will allow the researcher to draw conclusions from both primary data and secondary sources. Primary data will come directly from participants in the study. Focus groups, questionnaires and surveys will all be used as primary sources of information. The secondary information can also be obtained through academic literature available online. When deciding which method of data collection to use, reliability will be a key factor. The methods must be flexible enough to accommodate a broad range of people and provide consistent and reliable data to allow for accurate assessment and conclusions. The data gathering method must be cost-effective. A viable alternative must be found that lowers the costs of information gathering from sources.