How is satisfaction with food-related life conceptualized? A comparison between parents and their adolescent children in dual-headed households

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  • Berta Schnettler, Departamento de Producción Agropecuaria y Forestales, Universidad de la Frontera, Universidad de la Frontera, Departamento de Producción Agropecuaria, Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Department of Agricultural and Livestock Production, Universidad de La Frontera, Departamento de Producción Agropecuaria, Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias y Forestales, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
  • Clementina Hueche, Universidad de la Frontera
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  • Joel Andrades , Centro de Excelencia en Psicología Económica y del Consumo, Núcleo de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco
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  • Gastón Ares, Universidad de la República Facultad de Química
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  • Miranda Horacio, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile, Chile
  • Ligia Orellana, Departamento de Psicología, Facultad de Educación y Humanidades. Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
  • Klaus G Grunert
Satisfaction with food-related life (SWFRL) is one component of satisfaction with life. Although researchers have
identified associations between satisfaction with food-related life and specific food behaviours, it is still not clear
how consumers conceptualize this complex construct. The aims of the present study were to explore consumers’
conceptualization of SWFRL, to compare how parents and adolescents in dual-headed households perceive
SWFRL, and to identify aspects that would increase their SWFRL. One-hundred and sixty-four dual families
composed of mother, father, and at least one adolescent child between 10 and 17 years of age participated in the
study. They completed a word association task with “Being satisfied with my food-related life” and completed
the sentence “I would be more satisfied with my food-related life if…”. Participants’ responses were aligned with
the formal definition of SWFRL. References to specific foods and food characteristics were also mentioned in the
word association task. No significant differences were found between parents and adolescents in the frequency of
mention of responses related to the identified categories and supra-categories, suggesting lack of differences in
their conceptualization of SWFRL. Changes in eating behaviours and individuals’ resources for purchasing and
preparing foods were regarded as the main factors that could increase SWFRL. Differences between family
members were found in some of the aspects associated with an increase in SWFRL. Results from this study can
aid in the development of strategies for promoting changes in eating habits and increasing SWFRL, targeted at
different family members
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer104021
TidsskriftFood Quality and Preference
Vol/bind86
ISSN0950-3293
DOI
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 4 jul. 2020

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