Behavioral and health factors that influence food choice in Hispanic and Anglo young adult women

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Title:
Behavioral and health factors that influence food choice in Hispanic and Anglo young adult women
Author:
Newton, Tara Rose, 1969-
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A comparative study was conducted to explore the behavioral and health factors that influence the food choices of Hispanic and Anglo young adult women. Data was collected from Hispanic and Anglo females in the state of Arizona using a self administered questionnaire developed for the NC 200 Regional Research Project. Subjects were matched by marital status, living arrangement, education, academic status, employment, income, and living area. Data analysis indicated more similarities than differences. The strongest food choice influences for Anglos were looks and taste. Very few significant influences were noted for the Hispanic population. In terms of cooking skills, Anglos felt less capable of preparing a meal than Hispanics. Only two significant differences were noted in the food consumption patterns between the groups. Although very few ethnic differences were found, these results should still be of interest to food processors, media, health care providers, and nutrition educators when addressing these populations.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology, Behavioral.; Health Sciences, Nutrition.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nutritional sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Tinsley, Ann M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleBehavioral and health factors that influence food choice in Hispanic and Anglo young adult womenen_US
dc.creatorNewton, Tara Rose, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Tara Rose, 1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA comparative study was conducted to explore the behavioral and health factors that influence the food choices of Hispanic and Anglo young adult women. Data was collected from Hispanic and Anglo females in the state of Arizona using a self administered questionnaire developed for the NC 200 Regional Research Project. Subjects were matched by marital status, living arrangement, education, academic status, employment, income, and living area. Data analysis indicated more similarities than differences. The strongest food choice influences for Anglos were looks and taste. Very few significant influences were noted for the Hispanic population. In terms of cooking skills, Anglos felt less capable of preparing a meal than Hispanics. Only two significant differences were noted in the food consumption patterns between the groups. Although very few ethnic differences were found, these results should still be of interest to food processors, media, health care providers, and nutrition educators when addressing these populations.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Behavioral.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nutrition.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNutritional sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTinsley, Ann M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1361561en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b32839613en_US
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