Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exploring the association between acculturation and food purchasing behaviors of Latinos
by Vasquez, Hector, Jr., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 64; 1573130
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate factors related to purchasing less healthy foods among a sub-sample of the Latino population living in Long Beach, California. Specifically, purchasing less healthy foods were investigated by examining the effects of number of years in the United States, language use, language acculturation, household size, and participant age.

Data were obtained from a childhood obesity prevention intervention titled "Sanos y Fuertes" or Healthy and Strong. Demographic forms were collected from Latino families with children between the ages of 2 and 8 years of age.

There was no significant relationship observed between purchasing less healthy foods and number of years in the United States, language use, language acculturation, household size, and participant age. The findings signify that there may be other factors involved in food purchasing behavior. This study suggests further research using more in-depth scales that go beyond testing demographics.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Frank, Gail
Commitee: Beaudoin, Jessica, Nguyen-Rodriguez, Selena T.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Behavioral psychology, Nutrition, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Acculturation, Diet, Food purchasing, Health, Latino
Publication Number: 1573130
ISBN: 9781321492590
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