University Students' Economic Distress and Coping Behavior in Meal Management

대학생의 경제적 불안과 식생활 대처행동

  • 서정희 (울산대학교 아동가정복지 학과) ;
  • 홍순명 (울산대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 2000.01.01


This research investigated the effect of socio-economic variables and economic distress variables on the university students' coping behavior in meal management. The data used in this research included 544 university students in Ulsan Areas. The independent explanatory power of socio-economic variables was larger than economic distress variables. But the explanatory power was increased in the regression analysis model that was included both the socio-economic variables and the economic distress variables. The influencing variables that effected the level of coping behavior in meal management were the amount of discretionary expenditure, gender, status of housing, employment distress and income distress.