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A self-report measure of attitudes toward the eating of insects: construction and validation of the Entomophagy Attitude Questionnaire

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A self-report measure of attitudes toward the eating of insects : construction and validation of the Entomophagy Attitude Questionnaire. / La Barbera, Francesco; Verneau, Fabio; Videbæk, Pernille Nørgaard; Amato, Mario; Grunert, Klaus G.

In: Food Quality and Preference, Vol. 79, 103757, 01.2020.

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title = "A self-report measure of attitudes toward the eating of insects: construction and validation of the Entomophagy Attitude Questionnaire",
abstract = "Research has made steps towards the understanding of the main drivers and barriers related to Western consumers{\textquoteright} acceptance of food with ingredients derived from insects. Nevertheless, research has been hampered by the absence of a comprehensive, specific, and validated instrument for measuring consumer attitudes towards entomophagy. The current study presents a new self-report instrument for addressing this issue. The instrument was built upon three conceptual cores, which are reflected in the three factors emerged and tested through factor analyses performed on a representative sample of the Danish population (Study 1: N = 975), and a convenience Italian sample (Study 2: N = 543). The first factor represents the negative evaluation of direct entomophagy and is closely connected to disgust. The second factor represents the positive evaluation of direct entomophagy and is closely linked to individuals{\textquoteright} interest to try novel experiences and to eat novel foods. The third factor addresses indirect entomophagy, that is, the attitude towards using insects for feeding other animals that are reared for human consumption. Compared to existing measures of disgust and neophobia, the new instrument performs better in predicting intention in relation to both direct and indirect entomophagy.",
keywords = "Attitudes, Direct entomophagy, Indirect entomophagy, Insects, Validation",
author = "{La Barbera}, Francesco and Fabio Verneau and Videb{\ae}k, {Pernille N{\o}rgaard} and Mario Amato and Grunert, {Klaus G.}",
year = "2020",
month = jan,
doi = "10.1016/j.foodqual.2019.103757",
language = "English",
volume = "79",
journal = "Food Quality and Preference",
issn = "0950-3293",
publisher = "Pergamon Press",

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AU - La Barbera, Francesco

AU - Verneau, Fabio

AU - Videbæk, Pernille Nørgaard

AU - Amato, Mario

AU - Grunert, Klaus G.

PY - 2020/1

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N2 - Research has made steps towards the understanding of the main drivers and barriers related to Western consumers’ acceptance of food with ingredients derived from insects. Nevertheless, research has been hampered by the absence of a comprehensive, specific, and validated instrument for measuring consumer attitudes towards entomophagy. The current study presents a new self-report instrument for addressing this issue. The instrument was built upon three conceptual cores, which are reflected in the three factors emerged and tested through factor analyses performed on a representative sample of the Danish population (Study 1: N = 975), and a convenience Italian sample (Study 2: N = 543). The first factor represents the negative evaluation of direct entomophagy and is closely connected to disgust. The second factor represents the positive evaluation of direct entomophagy and is closely linked to individuals’ interest to try novel experiences and to eat novel foods. The third factor addresses indirect entomophagy, that is, the attitude towards using insects for feeding other animals that are reared for human consumption. Compared to existing measures of disgust and neophobia, the new instrument performs better in predicting intention in relation to both direct and indirect entomophagy.

AB - Research has made steps towards the understanding of the main drivers and barriers related to Western consumers’ acceptance of food with ingredients derived from insects. Nevertheless, research has been hampered by the absence of a comprehensive, specific, and validated instrument for measuring consumer attitudes towards entomophagy. The current study presents a new self-report instrument for addressing this issue. The instrument was built upon three conceptual cores, which are reflected in the three factors emerged and tested through factor analyses performed on a representative sample of the Danish population (Study 1: N = 975), and a convenience Italian sample (Study 2: N = 543). The first factor represents the negative evaluation of direct entomophagy and is closely connected to disgust. The second factor represents the positive evaluation of direct entomophagy and is closely linked to individuals’ interest to try novel experiences and to eat novel foods. The third factor addresses indirect entomophagy, that is, the attitude towards using insects for feeding other animals that are reared for human consumption. Compared to existing measures of disgust and neophobia, the new instrument performs better in predicting intention in relation to both direct and indirect entomophagy.

KW - Attitudes

KW - Direct entomophagy

KW - Indirect entomophagy

KW - Insects

KW - Validation

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