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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Differences in nutritional knowledge and practices by religiosity in various faiths
by Moore, Dustin Michael, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 80; 1526935
Abstract (Summary)

The United States is home to millions of citizens who participate and adhere to many different religions and there is currently a paucity of literature regarding the relationship between religiosity and nutritional status of these religious groups. The purpose of this study was to investigate the nutritional knowledge and practices by religiosity within the religious cohorts of Evangelical Christians, Latter-day Saints, Seventh-day Adventists, Jews, Muslims, and Jains using a mixed methods approach. Qualitative interviews revealed multiple themes between the various cohorts, such as a strong conviction that dietary restrictions or guides set forth by the religion had practical or scientific significance in improving overall quality of life. Quantitative analysis showed no relationship between a person's religiosity and their nutritional knowledge.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
Commitee: Gray, Virginia, Parker, Emily
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition
Publication Number: 1526935
ISBN: 978-1-321-27735-7
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