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Structural relations of convenience food satisfaction and quality of life according to dietary style -Focusing on singles in metropolitan area of Korea-

  • Kim, Boram (Department of Food and Nutrition, Sookmyung Women's University) ;
  • Joo, Nami (Department of Food and Nutrition, Sookmyung Women's University)
  • Received : 2014.02.13
  • Accepted : 2014.07.31
  • Published : 2014.10.01

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although the issues of singles' dietary style and quality of life are becoming important due to the increasing number of singles with economic power, little research has been conducted to date on singles' use of convenience food and quality of life in relation to their dietary style. Thus, the present study intends to provide basic data to improve the quality of life by determining the current status of the use of convenience food and explicating its relationship with quality of life through analyzing the dietary lifestyles of the singles. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The targets of this study were singles, identified as adults between the ages of 25 and 54, living alone, either legally or in actuality having no partner. A statistical analysis of 208 surveys from Seoul, respectively, was conducted using SPSS12.0 for Windows and SEM using AMOS 5.0 statistics package. RESULTS: The convenience-oriented was shown to have a significant positive effect on convenience food satisfaction. HMR satisfaction was found to have a significant effect on positive psychological satisfaction and the convenience-oriented was found to have a significant negative effect on all aspects of quality of life satisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: There must be persistent development of food industries considering the distinctive characteristics of the lives of singles in order to satisfy their needs and improve the quality of their lives.

Keywords

Singles;SEM;dietary style;convenience food satisfaction;quality of life

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Sookmyung Womers University

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