A Study of Female College Students' Behavior and Ideal Breakfast Types -II. Dining-out Behavior of Breakfast and Preference on Breakfast Menu-

여대생의 아침식사 실태와 이상적 아침식사 유형을 위한 연구 -II. 아침식사 외식양상과 아침식단에 대한 기호도-

  • Lee, Jin-Sil (Department of Foodservice Management and Nutrition, Sangmyung University)
  • 이진실 (상명대학교 외식영양학)
  • Published : 2003.10.30


This study was carried out to investigate the dining-out behavior of breakfast and preference on the menu of female college students. 500 questionnaires were distributed and 417 were used for statistical analysis(SAS program). This survey was conducted from June, 2000 to October, 2000. 72.8% of the respondents thought there were problems in eating breakfast. The problems were 'skipping breakfast frequently(33.1%)', 'short eating time(20.9%)', 'simple menu(18.8%)'. Preference of dining-out breakfast menus were 'bread & milk(43.8%)', 'conventional menu(34.7%)', 'snack(15.5%)', soup or 'porridge(6.0%)'. A general preference of breakfast menus were conventional (63.7%), 'bread & milk(21.1%)', 'milk and breakfast cereal(8.7%)', 'soup or porridge(6.5%)'. Increase on the amount of monthly allowance decreased the preference of conventional type of breakfast(P<0.05). The questions about the breakfast were 'what is the best menus for breakfast(49.2%)', 'alternative to rice(17.1%)', 'the amounts of breakfast(12.1%)'. But there was no significant difference among these variables. In conclusion, development of convenient & well-balanced breakfast model and nutritional education are needed to increase the nutritional status of female college students.


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