Publication Date

1974

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Parham, Ellen S.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Home Economics

LCSH

Food habits

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to identify selected factors (age, weight, personal opinion of weight, occupation, college major, hobby, and combined effect) that could influence the food involvement of white women residing in DeKalb, Illinois. The You and Food inventory, developed only with content validity, was used for assessing the food involvement of women. The statements in the inventory represent three factors: 1) positive food involvement, 2) food non-involvement, and 3) an unidentified factor III. Factor III was treated separately in Part II of the inventory and the responses were not treated in this paper. The personal inventory was used to identify and isolate specific characteristics of the sample. The scores of each of the statements on the You and Food inventory were added to arrive at the total food involvement score. The data was submitted to analysis of variance to reveal any relationship related to the factors studied. When a significant difference was obtained at the P = .05 level, the Scheffe procedure (SPSS computer sub-program) was used to identify the significant differences. The sample consisted of 250 subjects. The majority of the sample was 16-25 years old, normal weight, and considered themselves either normal weight or slightly overweight. The majority also had non-food related occupations, college majors, and hobbies.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [54]-55)

Extent

68 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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