Motivations for Food Consumption during Specific Eating Occasions in Turkey

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dc.contributor.author Chambers, Delores H.
dc.contributor.author Phan, Uyen T. X.
dc.contributor.author Chanadang, Sirichat
dc.contributor.author Maughan, Curtis
dc.contributor.author Sanchez, Karolina
dc.contributor.author Di Donfrancesco, Brizio
dc.contributor.author Gomez, David
dc.contributor.author Higa, Federica
dc.contributor.author Li, Han
dc.contributor.author Chambers, Edgar, IV
dc.contributor.author Esen, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-15T15:20:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-15T15:20:24Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/35190
dc.description Citation: Chambers, D., Phan, U. T. X., Chanadang, S., Maughan, C., Sanchez, K., Di Donfrancesco, B., . . . Esen, E. (2016). Motivations for Food Consumption during Specific Eating Occasions in Turkey. Foods, 5(2), 14. doi:10.3390/foods5020039
dc.description.abstract Several studies in different countries have been conducted to investigate factors affecting food choices. The objective of this study was to understand the motivations of specific food and beverage choices for different eating occasions in a typical diet of the Turkish people. A convenience sample of 141 respondents from seven different geographical regions in Turkey completed an online survey questionnaire that included questions about demographic information and details about their latest eating occasion. Respondents reported all of their motivations for choosing each food/beverage item reported for that specific eating occasion. Results indicated that different motivations played different roles in food choices of people in Turkey. Liking was a key characteristic for all eating occasions, but key natural concerns were even more important at breakfast, and need and hunger were more important for a mid-afternoon snack. Lunch involved additional motivations such as Sociability, Variety Seeking, and Social Norms. In addition to Liking, choices of different food groups were also driven by other motivations such as Habits, Convenience, Need and Hunger, Natural Concerns, and Health. This study helped better understand the current dietary patterns of Turkish people as well as the motives underlying their choices of foods and beverages for different meals and snacks. These findings could be useful for dietary campaigns that aim to improve eating behaviors in Turkey.
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.3390/foods5020039
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Turkey
dc.subject Turkish
dc.subject Motivation
dc.subject Food Choice
dc.subject Dietary Behavior
dc.subject Choice
dc.title Motivations for Food Consumption during Specific Eating Occasions in Turkey
dc.type Text
dc.date.published 2016
dc.citation.doi 10.3390/foods5020039
dc.citation.issn 2304-8158
dc.citation.issue 2
dc.citation.jtitle Foods
dc.citation.spage 14
dc.citation.volume 5
dc.contributor.authoreid delores
dc.contributor.authoreid eciv
dc.description.version Article: Version of Record
dc.contributor.kstate Chambers, Delores
dc.contributor.kstate Chambers IV, Edgar
dc.contributor.kstate Phan, Uyen T. X.
dc.contributor.kstate Chanadang, Sirichat
dc.contributor.kstate Maughan, Curtis
dc.contributor.kstate Sanchez, Karolina
dc.contributor.kstate Di Donfrancesco, Brizio
dc.contributor.kstate Gomez, David
dc.contributor.kstate Higa, Federica
dc.contributor.kstate Li, Han


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