A Social-Psychological Perspective on Food-Related Behavior by Marta L. Axelson

By Marta L. Axelson

A number of the ailments which afflict humans in an prosperous society just like the usa appear to be relating to meals intake (e.g., adult-onset diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and colon cancer). lately, the health-related professions became conscious that their unique target of affliction therapy has to be improved to incorporate future health promoting. execs in meals and meals, future health schooling, social advertising, and psychology, in addition to others became drawn to discovering how one can advertise fit behaviors resembling applicable nutrients intake styles. to switch food-related habit, wisdom approximately why humans consume what they consume is needed. either organic and sociocultural components be sure people's intake habit. This monograph, notwithstanding, examines basically the sociocultural determinants of people' food-related behaviors inside of their region of organic indifference. The sociocultural variables are divided into significant different types - sociodemographic and mental. Sociodemographic variables are usually referred to as exterior variables and comprise source of revenue, ethnicity, age, and so on. Psychosocial variables are concept to mirror the individual's inner kingdom, and mostly tested variables contain wisdom, ideals, and attitudes.

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By using the beliefs presented earlier, the investigators would present each belief statement to a group of respondents to evaluate (by using the 9-point, bipolar favorable/unfavorable scale scored for +4 to -4). , the respondents rate each belief similarly) and that the following scale values are derived for each belief: getting food that is tasty (+4), getting food that is inexpensive (+2), getting food that is served quickly ( + 1), getting food that is high in calories (0), getting food that is greasy (-2), and getting food that is not nutritious (-3).

A third approach for increasing reliability is to expose the respondent to the range of items (stimuli) to be presented. This approach allows the respondent to establish his or her own standards for responding to the items. A substantial body of research in psychology has illustrated the effect of not exposing the respondent to the range of stimuli. This research (described in the literature as response language issues) has examined the relationship between the individual's perception and his or her response to a rating scale.

These last two statements and others included in their list can be classified as belief statements belonging to the cognitive domain. Lastly, "I serve hamburger or hot dogs once a week," where I is the object and serve hamburger or hot dogs once a week is the behavioral attribute can be 54 Beliefs and Attitudes defined as a belief statement, but it is a statement that belongs to the conative domain because it links a person to an action. Relationship among Behavior, Knowledge, Beliefs, and Attitudes Numerous investigations have been conducted to examine the relationship between food-related behavior and nutrition-related knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes.

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