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Students' perceptions of favourite and disliked foods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7264288     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Secondary students and tertiary dietetics and health education students rated their Favourite and Most Disliked foods on 35 seven-point rating scales. The resulting data were subjected to a series of factor analyses which indicated little difference between the students' conceptions of their Favourite and Most Disliked foods. The main factors were named: "Fattening-poor aspects', "Healthy aspects', "Appeal', "Simplicity-convenience', "Hardness-crunchiness'. Discriminant analyses of the factor scores indicated significant differences in the ways students of different ages, and from different ethnic and educational backgrounds, construed the foods. The results are discussed in relation to adolescent development, and a social motivation model of food choice is proposed.
A Worsley; D Leitch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human nutrition     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0308-4329     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Nutr     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-29     Completed Date:  1981-10-29     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702659     Medline TA:  J Hum Nutr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Educational Status
Ethnic Groups
Food / standards
Food Preferences*
Nutritional Sciences* / education
Social Behavior
Students / psychology*
Students, Health Occupations / psychology

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