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Attitudes towards genetically modified and organic foods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16546293     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Finnish students (N=3261) filled out a questionnaire on attitudes towards genetically modified and organic food, plus the rational-experiential inventory, the magical thinking about food and health scale, Schwartz's value survey and the behavioural inhibition scale. In addition, they reported their eating of meat. Structural equation modelling of these measures had greater explanatory power for attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) foods than for attitudes towards organic foods (OF). GM attitudes were best predicted by natural science education and magical food and health beliefs, which mediated the influence of thinking styles. Positive attitudes towards organic food, on the other hand, were more directly related to such individual differences as thinking styles and set of values. The results of the study indicate that OF attitudes are rooted in more fundamental personal attributes than GM attitudes, which are embedded in a more complex but also in a more modifiable network of characteristics.
Authors:
Marieke Saher; Marjaana Lindeman; Ulla-Kaisa Koivisto Hursti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-03-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-19     Completed Date:  2007-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 9, 00014 Helsinki, Finland. marieke.saher@helsinke.fi
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Attitude*
Attitude to Health
Consumer Satisfaction
Female
Finland
Food, Genetically Modified / standards*
Health Food
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Questionnaires
Students / psychology*

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