Stimulus of socio-cultural factors, internalization, food choice and eating pattern / Mohd Azmin Akbarruddin and Zulhan Othman

Akbarruddin, Mohd Azmin and Othman, Zulhan (2014) Stimulus of socio-cultural factors, internalization, food choice and eating pattern / Mohd Azmin Akbarruddin and Zulhan Othman. Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts (JTHCA), 6 (2). ISSN 1985-8914

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Abstract

This paper reports the empirical investigation which examines the perception of young women on socio-cultural factors, internalization, and their food choices and eating pattern and comparing the differences of those factors toward body image based on their marital status. Through a descriptive research design using a quantitative method with self-reported and self-administered questionnaires, this study surveyed the young single and married women with an age range from 18 to 35 years old. Results revealed that socio-cultural factors specifically parents, peers and media influence the young women concern of the body image and desire to be having an ideal body figure also influence their food choices and eating patterns. Also, the internalization and perceived pressure to some extent affect the young women body image dissatisfaction and single women exhibit more concern on body figure, social pressure and sources of information on ideal body image and consequently influence their food selection and eating pattern compared the young married women.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Akbarruddin, Mohd AzminUNSPECIFIED
Othman, Zulhanzulhan@salam.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environmental conditions. Environmental quality. Environmental indicators. Environmental degradation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs > Customs relative to public and social life
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts (JTHCA)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts
ISSN: 1985-8914
Volume: 6
Number: 2
Official URL: http://www.jthca.org
Item ID: 20614
Uncontrolled Keywords: socio-cultural, internalization, food choices, eating pattern
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/20614

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