Effects of Mood on the Food Preference of Female University Students

지각된 감정이 여대생들의 음식 선호에 미치는 영향

  • Lee, Eun-Young (Department of Nutrition Science & Food Management, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Cho, Mi-Sook (Department of Nutrition Science & Food Management, Ewha Womans University)
  • 이은영 (이화여자대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 조미숙 (이화여자대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 2008.12.31


The purpose of this study was to investigate the food preference and attitude according to six emotions in female university students. Also, it was studied whether the desire to food consumption was changed by each mood. The selfreported questionnaire was used to 285 female university students. There were the significant differences in food preference according to emotions. Pizza & pasta, ice cream and cake were preferred during happiness and amusement. In sadness and anger, alcohol was the most preferred food item. There was the preference of beverage, Jjigae & Baikban, ice cream and snack during relaxation. Chocolate showed the highest preference during depression. The taste and flavor was the main preference attributes during all emotions. The self-assessed food intake during happiness, amusement, anger and relaxation was increased but it was decreased during sadness and depression (p<0.001).



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