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University student profiles according to satisfaction with life, food and family: Perfiles de estudiantes universitarios según la satisfacción con la vida, la alimentación y la familia

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  • Berta Schnettler, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile, Chile
  • Edgardo Miranda-Zapata, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile, Chile
  • Klaus G Grunert
  • Germán Lobos, Universidad de Talca, Chile
  • Marianela Denegri, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile, Chile
  • Clementina Hueche, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile, Chile
  • Héctor Poblete, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile, Chile

The aim of this study was to distinguish university student profiles according to life satisfaction and satisfaction with food-related life and family, as well as to determine whether profiles differ in terms of their family support, quality of diet, body mass index (BMI) and socio-demographic characteristics. A questionnaire was applied to a non-probabilistic sample of 370 students of both sexes (mean age 21.1 years, 54.2% female) in Chile, including Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), Satisfaction with Food-related Life (SWFoL) scale, Satisfaction with Family Life (SWFaL) scale, Family Resources Scale (FRS) and the Adapted Healthy Eating Index (AHEI). Three student types were distinguished with significant differences in average values of SWLS, SWFoL and SWFaL scales, z-scores from the intangible resources subscale from the FRS and average AHEI score. These profiles also differed in place of residence, dinner frequency at place of residence and BMI. Higher life satisfaction levels, as well as food-related life satisfaction, family life satisfaction, and intangible family support, were associated with a higher quality diet, lower BMI, living with parents while at university, and having dinner more frequently at home.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRevista Chilena de Nutricion
Volume45
Issue3
Pages (from-to)263-270
Number of pages8
ISSN0717-7518
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

    Research areas

  • ADOLESCENTS, CONSUMPTION, DIETARY-INTAKE, Family, HABITS, HEALTHY EATING INDEX, MODERATING ROLE, SCALE, SOCIAL SUPPORT, SOUTHERN CHILE, WEIGHT, body mass index, food, life satisfaction, university students

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