Analysis on knowledge, behaviors, and educational content need regarding green dietary life among middle school students in Daegu and Gyeongbuk region

대구.경북지역 중학생의 녹색식생활에 대한 지식, 행동 및 교육내용 요구도 분석

  • Yoon, Jaesun (Graduate School of Education, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kim, Hyochung (Dept. of Human Counseling & Welfare, The Institute of Human Environmental Welfare, Inje University) ;
  • Kim, Meera (Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition, Center for Beautiful Aging, Kyungpook National University)
  • 윤재선 (경북대학교 교육대학원) ;
  • 김효정 (인제대학교 생활상담복지학부, 인간환경복지연구소) ;
  • 김미라 (경북대학교 식품영양학과, 장수생활과학연구소)
  • Received : 2013.08.04
  • Accepted : 2013.11.20
  • Published : 2013.12.31

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to analyze the levels of knowledge and behaviors of green dietary life and the factors affecting them, and to examine the educational content need for green dietary life. The data were collected from 246 middle school students in Daegu and Gyeongbuk region through a self-administered questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS Windows V.21.0. The levels of knowledge and behaviors of green dietary life were not generally high. Percentage of correct answers of health category was higher than that of environment category in the knowledge of green dietary life. On the other hand, in the mean of the behaviors of green dietary life, health, environment, and consideration was higher in order. According to the result of multiple regression analysis for knowledge of green dietary life, grade was significant. In addition, monthly allowance (60,000~90,000 won), socioeconomic status (medium), and knowledge of green dietary life were the significant factors affecting behaviors of green dietary life. In the educational content need, the mean of weight maintenance was the highest, followed by separate garbage collection, prevention of environmental pollution, healthy foods, and traditional foods. On the basis of these results, education to increase knowledge of green dietary life is needed to revitalize behaviors of green dietary life.