Are information sources associated with Australian`s beliefs about the necessity of meat?

Lea, Emma and Worsley, Anthony 2002, Are information sources associated with Australian`s beliefs about the necessity of meat?, Ecology of food and nutrition, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 441-461.

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Title Are information sources associated with Australian`s beliefs about the necessity of meat?
Author(s) Lea, Emma
Worsley, Anthony
Journal name Ecology of food and nutrition
Volume number 41
Issue number 5
Start page 441
End page 461
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2002-09
ISSN 0367-0244
1543-5237
Keyword(s) Information sources
beliefs
meat
vegetarian
survey
Australia communities of interest
Summary The aim of this study was to examine whether use of and trust in health, food, and nutrition information sources are associated with the belief that meat is a necessary dietary component. Over 700 South Australians participated in a questionnaire survey that included questions on frequency of use of and level of trust in information sources, vegetarian status, meat beliefs, and demography. It was found that information sources are associated with the belief that meat is necessary, since they
accounted for over 40% of the variance for all respondents. The most important associations were: lack of use of unorthodox sources; trust in orthodox sources; trust in advertising and the mass media; and trust in and use of social sources. There were differences in which predictors were important, however, depending on the respondent's sex, age, and vegetarian status. The implications of these observed communities of interest for health promotion are discussed.
Notes Cover dates Sept-Oct
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001545

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